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Jonathan
Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 02:14 am:   

May 2006

I edit three year's best anthology series: THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION OF THE YEAR and THE BEST FANTASY OF THE YEAR anthology series for Night Shade Books, and BEST SHORT NOVELS for The Science Fiction Book Club. The Night Shade books are the first volumes in two new series that will make their debut in March 2007, while the BEST SHORT NOVELS volume will be the fourth in the continuing series, and should appear in June 2007.

I am reading for all three anthologies at the moment, and am looking for stories from all branches of science fiction and fantasy: space opera to slipstream, fairy tales to infernokrusher, or anything else that might qualify. If in doubt, send it. Please note: These are reprint anthologies so I am only reading material published in or about to be published during the year 2006.

I work on a very tight deadline, and need to see work as early as possible. With that in mind, the submission deadline is 15 October 2006. Anything sent after this deadline will reach me too late. If a magazine, anthology, or collection you're in or you edit is coming out before December 31st 2006 you can send galleys or manuscripts so that I can consider the stories in time. No email submissions. I strongly suggest that authors check with their publishers that they are sending review copies out to me, as I don't have the resources to follow-up every publisher to get material.

When sending material please put YEAR'S BEST on the envelope.

Jonathan Strahan
9 Merton Way
Morley WA 6062
Australia

or

PO Box 544
Mt Lawley WA 6929
Australia

While I do not accept email submissions, I am happy to receive recommendations or information on publications via email. The contact address is jstrahan (at) iinet (dot) net (dot) au.


NOTE TO PUBLISHERS
I am eager to see and be able to consider the work you are publishing. If you are producing a magazine, a chapbook, a collection or anthology with one or more original story in it, please let me know. While I do not accept email submissions as a rule, I am happy to talk to publishers about making exceptions where necessary. The important thing, for me, is to make sure that I get to consider the best science fiction and fantasy published during 2006.

** All correspondence should be directed to Jonathan Strahan.

*** I do not want to receive manuscripts from authors of stories from venues that it's likely I already receive regularly (I get Asimov's, Analog, F&SF, etc, but not Interzone, TTA, Postscripts etc.). And please do not send a SASE.


**** For more information see www.yearsbests.com after 1 May.
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Jonathan Strahan
Posted on Thursday, November 09, 2006 - 07:28 pm:   

I have just delivered The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year to Night Shade Books. It's due out next March, and features the following stories:

1. How To Talk To Girls At Parties, Neil Gaiman
2. El Regalo, Peter S. Beagle
3. I, Row-Boat, Cory Doctorow
4. In The House Of The Seven Librarians, Ellen Klages
5. Another Word For Map Is Faith, Christopher Rowe
6. Under Hell, Over Heaven, Margo Lanagan
7. Incarnation Day, Walter Jon Williams
8. The Night Whiskey, Jeffrey Ford
9. A Siege Of Cranes, Benjamin Rosenbaum
10. Halfway House, Frances Hardinge
11. The Bible Repairman, Tim Powers
12. Yellow Card Man, Paolo Bacigalupi
13. Pol Potís Beautiful Daughter (Fantasy), Geoff Ryman
14. The American Dead, Jay Lake
15. The Cartesian Theater, Robert Charles Wilson
16. Journey Into The Kingdom, M. Rickert
17. Eight Episodes, Robert Reed
18. The Wizards Of Perfil, Kelly Link
19. The Saffron Gatherers, Elizabeth Hand
20. D.A., Connie Willis
21. Femaville 29, Paul Di Filippo
22. Sob In The Silence, Gene Wolfe
23. The House Beyond Your Sky, Benjamin Rosenbaum
24. The Djinnís Wife, Ian McDonald

For more information see www.yearsbests.com.
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Gordon Van Gelder
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2006 - 05:42 am:   

Thanks for posting the list, Jonathan.

Frances Hardinge's story is from ALCHEMY #3, right?
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Sean Wallace
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2006 - 06:02 am:   

Yes.
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Jonathan Strahan
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2006 - 06:27 am:   

That's the one. I can post all the sources if you'd like.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2006 - 07:56 am:   

Yes, please.
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Tom Dean
Posted on Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 11:53 am:   

Ellen:

As best as I can determine them, I've posted a partial bibliography of Jonathan's new Year's Best over at sffworld.com, forums, science fiction. Any comments or corrections would be very welcome...
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 07:04 pm:   

Thanks. I'm not sure what the question marks indicate though.
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Jonathan Strahan
Posted on Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 09:44 pm:   

I think they refer to the length of the stories. Sorry for not posting back here. I will, and I'll add the word counts. Most of the ones with question marks are short stories.
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David de Beer
Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 09:42 am:   

I bought this volume in the recent Nighshade sale, and am reading it now. Just wanted to drop a note and say that I have been thoroughly enjoying it so far, excellent selection.
I hope that this partnership between Nighshade and Mr. Strahan will continue.

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