News Roundup: Nicola Griffith, Free Stuff! and the Rainbow Awards open for Business

18 Feb

ammoniteNicola Griffith (author of the Aud Torvingen series) dropped us a line after a series of tempting tweets led her in our direction. On our Authors Page we’d initially linked readers through to her website rather than her blog. In her own words, “When I have art for my new novel, Hild, a whomping great historical novel, I’ll redesign my website, but until then I mostly forget it exists :)” We’ve been mooching around her regularly updated blog instead for a good few weeks now and found a right little gem on Monday: the short story Mirrors and Burnstone, which is a free prequel to her novel Ammonite.


Speaking of free stuff (cunning link, eh?), over on Amazon there are only two days remaining for you to bag yourself a free download of VG Lee’s rather splendid Diary of a Provincial Lesbian. This special offer runs out on 20th February.

Lastly but by no means least, the Elisa Rolle Rainbow Awards 2013 are now open for submissions. The awards, which are in their fifth year, are an annual contest celebrating outstanding work in LGBT fiction and nonfiction.  Hosted by the tireless Elisa Rolle, the awards are one of the most notable events in the LGBT authors’ calendar. UK works and self-published books are eligible.rainbowed

We’ll be keeping our eye out for the winners when they’re announced in December. In the meantime, for more information on the submission process and the awards in general, head over here.

3 Responses to “News Roundup: Nicola Griffith, Free Stuff! and the Rainbow Awards open for Business”

  1. Widdershins February 18, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Thanks for the intro to ‘Diary of a Provincial Lesbian’. I read the first few bits and had to immediately download and will now spend the rest of the afternoon in Kindleland!

    • Cari Hunter February 19, 2013 at 7:36 am #

      Have fun! And you are very welcome 🙂


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