Dave Weaver’s second novel to be published by Elsewhen Press, Japanese Daisy Chain, will be published in a digital edition on the 7th February 2014. In a journey around contemporary Japan, through a series of apparently unrelated incidents, we are given an exclusive insight into the consequence of contact with the paranormal. On each occasion, a minor character becomes the main protagonist in the next, creating a human daisy-chain. Just like a daisy-chain, what goes around comes around…
Dave Weaver’s second novel to be published by Elsewhen Press, Japanese Daisy Chain, will be published in a paperback edition on the 12th May 2014. In a journey around contemporary Japan, through a series of apparently unrelated incidents, we are given an exclusive insight into the consequence of contact with the paranormal. On each occasion, a minor character becomes the main protagonist in the next, creating a human daisy-chain. Just like a daisy-chain, what goes around comes around…
We will be at Novacon again this year, which will be held Friday 14th to Sunday 16th November, once again at the Park Inn Hotel in Nottingham. We will also be launching Necropolis by Christopher Nuttall on Sunday morning at 11am in the downstairs bar.
Various of our authors and artists will be in attendance too:
Tanya Reimer will be the guest of Redvers Public Library in Redvers Saskatchewan on Thursday 27th November from 4pm to 7pm at a book party and signing to celebrate her first two books – Ghosts on the Prairies, a Sacred Land Story, published by Elsewhen Press (i.e. us) and Petrified published by Sunbury Press. Go along and help make it a great party.
We will be at this year’s Eastercon – Dysprosium 2015 at the Park Inn in Heathrow.
We have a whole room to ourselves, syndicate room 13 (luckily we’re not superstitious).
On Saturday 4th from 11:15 to 12:15 we’ll be running a Writers’ Workshop in the Armstrong room. If you’re coming to Dysprosium and are interested in reserving a place, let us know ASAP as space is limited. Details below:
Writers’ Workshop – Editing your masterpiece
Saturday 4th April 11:15-12:15
Elsewhen Press (Armstrong room)
This is a one-hour workshop intended for new unpublished writers. You’ve written your masterpiece, but no-one seems to be interested in reading it, let alone publishing it. Many submitted manuscripts are rejected out of hand because the author has clearly not performed even basic editing, proofreading or sanity-checking of their text. This workshop will identify the pitfalls of typical tools as well as common mistakes, and suggest helpful techniques to overcome them.
Mike French, founding editor of The View from Here literary magazine and author of the Dandelion Trilogy, also runs workshops for aspiring writers. As one of the authors published by Elsewhen Press, he has agreed to lead this workshop to help you to make sure that your work is ready for submitting to an agent or publisher. Elsewhen Press authors Christopher Nuttall (Bookworm series, Royal Sorceress series, Inverse Shadows series…), Peter R. Ellis (Seventh Child, The Power of Seven) and Dave Weaver (Jacey’s Kingdom, Japanese Daisy Chain, The Black Hole Bar) will also be on hand to offer advice and help, and an Elsewhen Press editor will also offer an insight into the publisher’s perspective. The workshop will be limited to twelve (12) attendees, pre-booking is essential and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
Attendees should bring with them a Speculative Fiction short story they have already completed or one that is close to completion, of between 2000 and 5000 words. During the workshop there will be the opportunity to edit your story with help and advice from Mike, Chris, Peter or Dave. You can either edit your piece in the workshop on your own laptop, or bring a printed copy and scribble on that! All attendees will be given the opportunity to subsequently submit a short story (by the end of May 2015) for critique and consideration for possible inclusion in a future anthology from Elsewhen Press.
If you wish to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name (and badge name if that is different) before Tuesday 31st March.
Existence is Elsewhen, our fantastic new anthology is available from 18th March 2016 as an eBook. It will be published in print on 25th March 2016, and launched at Mancunicon.
The title, Existence is Elsewhen, paraphrases the last sentence of André Breton’s 1924 Manifesto of Surrealism, perfectly summing up the intent behind this anthology of stories from a wonderful collection of authors. Different worlds… different times. It’s what Elsewhen Press has been about since we launched our first title in 2011.
In Existence is Elsewhen we present twenty science fiction stories for you to enjoy, one from each of the following twenty great authors:
We will be at Mancunicon, this year’s Eastercon in Manchester. It’s in the Hilton Manchester Deansgate hotel, and over the weekend we’re holding two book launches in the Presidential Suite on the 22nd floor – our great new anthology Existence is Elsewhen on Saturday evening and Peter R. Ellis’ Unity of Seven on Sunday afternoon. Come and join us for a drink at the launch parties, and say hello if you see us around and about (we’ll be wearing our Elsewhen Press t-shirts!)
Also look out for our authors, no fewer than twelve will be at Mancunicon: Alison Buck, J.A. Christy, Peter R. Ellis, Rebecca Hall, Edwin Hayward, Andy McKell, Siobhan McVeigh, Christopher Nuttall, Susan Oke, James Starling, Zoë Sumra, Tej Turner, Dave Weaver. Catch some of them at panels too…
Friday 19:00, Diversity in UK SF: Why are we lagging?
Saturday 16:00, Anime
Saturday 20:30, Queering Heroic Fantasy
Monday 13:00, Sense8
Peter R. Ellis:
Saturday 13:00, Balancing the Creative Life
Sunday 17:30, Historical Fiction and Fanfiction
At this year’s Eastercon in Manchester, we will be launching our new anthology Existence is Elsewhen. With twenty stories from twenty great authors this is a fantastic science fiction anthology. Come and join us at the launch party in the Presidential Suite on the 22nd floor of the Hilton Manchester Deansgate, with a spectacular view over Manchester. Nine of the twenty authors will be joining us: J.A. Christy, Peter R. Ellis, Edwin Hayward, Andy McKell, Siobhan McVeigh, Christopher Nuttall, Susan Oke, Tej Turner, Dave Weaver.
The stories in Existence is Elsewhen are:
- Christy, J.A. Inside and Out™ V.5 – From Here to ETERNITY
- Ellis, Peter R. In the bleak Long Winter
- Gribbin, John Something to Beef about
- Harrison, Steve Earthsale
- Hayward, Edwin Ambrosia
- Hughes, Rhys Jekking the Oofers
- Jackson, Stefan Luceria
- McKell, Andy Homo Sapiens Inferior
- McVeigh, Siobhan Face the Music
- Moran, Robin Degeneration
- Nayman, Ira The Writer Did It!
- Nuttall, Christopher The Girl in Black
- Oke, Susan Hide and Hunt
- Ozdural, Sanem The Song of the Sky
- Reimer, Tanya Forbidden fruit
- Skye, Chloe Precipitation
- Thompson, Douglas Bird Brains
- Turner, Tej The Last Days
- Weaver, Dave The Copy
- Wolfe, Peter Murder in M-23
Mysterious worlds of monsters, metals, mines and the Maengolauseren. Meet Malice, the Malevolence and September.
Visit the sites described in vol.3 of Evil Above the Stars, the fantasy trilogy with a Celtic theme, shortlisted for the Wishing Shelf Teenage Fiction Award.
The Star, Dylife
(on the mountain road between Machynlleth and Llanidloes)
11 a.m. Sat 25th June
Price £10 includes, tea/coffee & cake, talk, walk and light lunch.
Finish 2 p.m. approx. or take an additional walk.
For details and booking – email or tel/text (contact details above)
Find out more at www.ellifont.wordpress.com/peter-r-ellis-sf-fantasy
The Star, Dylife, SY19 7BW is a former drovers inn; one of the highest and most remote in Wales; now an event venue and b&b.
Tel: 01650 521345
Download a pdf flyer here
This year’s Nine Worlds Geekfest (12th-14th August) will, for the first time, include an Expo – which has been dubbed the Geekfayre. We will be there on a table with our books. More details to follow as soon as we know them.
We’re also very proud to be an official sponsor of Nine Worlds 2016.
So, if you’re going to Nine Worlds anyway, come into the Geekfayre, say hello, have a browse and buy a book or two 😉
We look forward to seeing you there.
Dave Weaver’s darkly erotic tale of guilt and obsession, The Unseen, which has been available to buy as an eBook since the 13th May, will be published in a paperback edition on the 15th August 2016.
Both hallucinatory and horrifying, the finale of The Unseen will shock you.
The Unseen will be available to buy or order in paperback through all good retailers and direct from Elsewhen Press.
In September we will be at FantasyCon by the Sea in Scarborough. It will be our first FantasyCon, so if you’re going to be there please come and say hello to us, we’d love to see you. We’ll be in the Victoria Room selling our books all weekend, and we have a launch party on Saturday for our two latest titles Instrument of Peace by Rebecca Hall and Mandigo and the Hellhounds by Anders Reemark.
We will be back at Nine Worlds Geekfest again this year (4-6th August). The vendors will be inside the convention, not in a separate Expo like last year, so we should be easy to find. Come and say hello, have a browse, buy some books. We will have some new books that will be on sale for the first time at Nine Worlds, and a couple that we will be launching there (on Saturday); we expect to be joined by some of our authors too – more details closer to the day. Hope to see you there too.
Oh, and did we mention that we’re Gold Sponsor for Nine Worlds this year?
If you are going to Nine Worlds Geekfest this August, come along to our launch event on Saturday afternoon at 5pm in Mouton Cadet.
Join Zoë Sumra, John Gribbin, and Peter R. Ellis.
Zoë will be reading from her new book The Wages of Sin, the second book in her Underside series (Sailor to a Siren was the first book in the series).
John will be reading from his retrospective anthology of short stories Don’t Look Back.
Then Peter R. Ellis (whose latest book Cold Fire, a September Weekes novel, will be out in eBook on 4th August) will interview them both. There should be time for a few questions from the audience too! There will be refreshments available of course, and copies of the books to buy – they’ll even sign them if you like 😉
It’s in the online programme (as Elsewhen Press presents) so be sure to add it into your personal Grenadine schedule. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.