Glitter Rose has been getting little mentions around the web. Here by Star Wars Blu Ray who said it was one of their two favourite books in the WFC grab bag. And also a couple of places you can buy copies, other than direct from the publishers. Those places are the wonderful PLANET bookstore in Perth, and its been listed on Amazon.
Look hard and you’ll find it glittering in corners of the internet.
Thanks to Twelfth Planet Press arranging to have Glitter Rose in WFC bags there have been some nice mentions onf the waves. This from Rachel Manija Brown:
Glitter Rose, by Marianne de Pierres. A beautifully designed small hardcover from Twelfth Planet Press of connected short stories about a little Australian island, mostly populated by the decadent and desperate rich, which is infected by spores which mutate the population in strange, subtle ways. Wispy, atmospheric, delicate, like spare prose poems. A bit reminiscent of Lee Killough’s Aventine stories, and, in themes but not style, of Tanith Lee. A World Fantasy Con giveaway.
TPP publisher, Alisa Krasnostein recently won the World Fantasy Award for Best Non-Professional. Below is Alisa’s acceptance speech, reprinted for the TPP and Fablecroft newsletter:
This is an amazing honour, and it means a lot to be here with you all today. I have to thank all the many friends, allies and volunteers who have helped me get Twelfth Planet Press to this point. I can’t afford to pay any of them what they’re worth, and most of them don’t get paid at all, so public gratitude is all I can offer them.
· My mentors, Jonathan Strahan and Marianne De Pierres, who have been so generous with their support and advice. · My growing army of unpaid editors, graphic designers, assistants, proofers and interns. · My shiny new fiance Chris, who doesn’t just tolerate this crazy indie press thing, he actively encourages me to do better, think bigger, and leap into my future. Thank you.
You can listen to Alisa’s acceptance speech here (at the 36 minute mark)
While we’re still celebrating Alisa’s win, I also had a great weekend at the Supanova Pop Expo and sold some more copies of Glitter Rose.
We can’t be more proud of our publisher at Twelfth Planet Press for taking out Best Non-Professional category at the World Fantasy Awards. It’s a tribute to Alisa’s hard work and strength of conviction about what she is doing, and to her tireless helpers including Terri Sellen, Amanda and Tehani Wessely amongst many others.
As you know Glitter Rose is published by TPP and some international readers are getting the chance to dip into it as it found its way into WFC con bags last weekend.
Twelfth Planet Press have revamped their website and you can now follow their publisher blog here. On top of that they’ve announced that they will now be publishing novels and have an open submission policy 2012:
How to Submit:
The manuscript submissions period will commence January 1, 2012 and end January 31, 2012.
Email the first 3 chapters of your finished manuscript and a brief (1-2 page) synopsis to firstname.lastname@example.org in rtf file format. Title your subject heading with the genre/subgenre for our email management. You will receive an automated email receipt of your submission.
Your synopsis should include a summary of all the characters and plot (including the ending) and a brief discussion of your intended audience, your likely sales market, what other books are like yours and why your book is better or why your book is needed.
Include your full contact details, including email address, manuscript title, word count and a brief biography. Full manuscripts will be requested from those submissions which make it to the second round.All submissions will be considered by our team of readers. Manuscripts will be read in the order of their receipt. The team will pass up manuscripts for the second round and submission of full manuscripts will be on request at that time. Depending on volume, we are intending to respond to all submissions by June 30, 2012. There will be subsequent submissions periods after January 2012. Checklist:Submissions period: January 1, 2012 – January 31, 2012. Email address: email@example.com
First 3 chapters and a 1-2 page synopsis of your book with marketing and sales outline in rtf file.
Include your full contact details, word count and brief biography.