Ticonderoga Publications

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Ticonderoga Publications
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Status active
Founded 1996
Founder Russell B. Farr
Country of origin  Australia
Headquarters location Greenwood, Western Australia
Fiction genres Speculative fiction
Official website ticonderogapublications.com

Ticonderoga Publications is an Australian independent publishing house founded by Russell B. Farr in 1996 and now run by Farr[1] and Liz Grzyb. The publisher specialises in collections of science fiction short stories.

History and current[edit]

Ticonderoga Publications was founded Russell B. Farr in 1996. Co-partner in Ticonderoga Publications is editor Liz Grzyb. The publisher initially specialised in collections of science fiction short stories. Between 1996 and 1999, Ticonderoga Press published collections by Steven Utley, Sean Williams, Stephen Dedman and other writers. According to Peek, "Under Farr, Ticonderoga Publications gathered a reputation for producing sturdy, thick-papered, elegant collections."[2]

Ticonderoga Publications suspended producing books in 1999 when the Australian government brought in the GST (Goods and Services Tax) that raised the price of books by ten percent,[2] with the editor concentrating on his TiconderogaOnline webzine instead.

In 2005, Ticonderoga Press announced resumed publication with two new anthologies released in late 2006-early 2007. In 2006 Ticonderoga Publications published Troy, a collection by Simon Brown.[3] In 2007 TP published the Ditmar Award winning Fantastic Wonder Stories, edited by Russell B. Farr.

TP have published several anthologies, including The Workers' Paradise (2007)[4] edited by Russell B. Farr and Nick Evans, Australia's first SF anthology to explore the future of work; Scary Kisses (2010) edited by Liz Grzyb, Australia's first paranormal romance anthology;[1] and Belong (2010) edited by Russell B. Farr, 23 stories of interstellar immigration with writers from Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, USA, UK and New Zealand.

In 2008 Ticonderoga Publications published Magic Dirt: the best of Sean Williams, winner of the inaugural Aurealis Award for Best Collection.

In 2010 TP announced the forthcoming publication of The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror series, to be edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene.

The West Australian newspaper has described Ticonderoga Publications as one of "the most important micropresses in Australia".[5]

Authors[edit]

Published[edit]

Forthcoming[edit]

  • Lezli Robyn
  • Ian McHugh
  • Christine Purcell
  • Stewart Sternberg
  • Janeen Webb

Books[edit]

1996[edit]

1997[edit]

1998[edit]

1999[edit]

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

Forthcoming[edit]

  • Bittersuite by Lezli Robyn
  • Volume 2 of the Bloodstones series, edited by Amanda Pillar
  • Kisses by Clockwork, edited by Liz Grzyb (April 2014)
  • The Emerald Key by Christine Purcell and Stewart Sternberg (mid-2014)
  • Black-Winged Angels by Angela Slatter (August 2014)
  • Angel Dust by Ian McHugh (October 2014)
  • Janeen Webb collection (2014)

Awards[edit]

Wins[edit]

1999[edit]

2005[edit]

  • Winner TiconderogaOnline. Ditmar Award Fanzine[8]

2007[edit]

  • Winner Fantastic Wonder Stories, edited by Russell B. Farr. Ditmar Award Collected Work[9]
  • Winner "A Scar for Leida", Deborah Biancotti. Aurealis Award YA Short Story[10]

2008[edit]

  • Winner Magic Dirt: the Best of Sean Williams. Aurealis Award Collection[11]

2010[edit]

  • Winner The Girl With No Hands: and other tales, Angela Slatter. Aurealis Award Collection

2011[edit]

  • Winner Bluegrass Symphony, Lisa L. Hannett. Aurealis Award Collection

2012[edit]

  • Winner The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene. Tin Duck Award Best WA Professional Production
  • Winner Russell B. Farr. Chandler Award
  • Winner Cover art for Midnight and Moonshine, Kathleen Jennings. Ditmar Award Artwork

Nominations[edit]

1998[edit]

1999[edit]

2000[edit]

  • "A Sentiment Open to Doubt", Stephen Dedman. Nominee Aurealis Award Horror Short Story

2003[edit]

2005[edit]

  • "Summa Seltzer Missive", Deborah Biancotti. Nominee Ditmar Award Short Story
  • "Macciato Lane", Cat Sparks. Nominee Aurealis Award Horror Short Story

2006[edit]

2007[edit]

  • The Workers' Paradise, edited by Russell B. Farr and Nick Evans. Nominee Ditmar Award Collected Work
  • "Yamabushi Kaidan and the Smoke Dragon", Shane Jiraiya Cummings. Nominee Ditmar Award Novella
  • "His Lipstick Minx", Kaaron Warren. Nominee Ditmar Award Short Story
  • "A Scar for Leida", Deborah Biancotti. Nominee Ditmar Award Short Story
  • The Workers' Paradise cover, Amanda Rainey. Nominee Ditmar Award Artwork
  • "Arctica", Cat Sparks. Nominee Aurealis Award SF Short Story
  • "Lonely as Life", Simon Brown. Nominee Aurealis Award SF Short Story
  • "Cast Off", Tracey Rolfe. Nominee Aurealis Award YA Short Story
  • "Yamabushi Kaidan and the Smoke Dragon", Shane Jiraiya Cummings. Nominee Aurealis Award YA Short Story
  • Russell B Farr. Nominee Ditmar Award Professional Achievement

2010[edit]

  • "Bread and Circuses", Felicity Dowker. Nominee Ditmar Award Short Story
  • "The February Dragon", Angela Slatter and L.L. Hannett. Nominee Ditmar Award Short Story.
  • Cover design for The Girl With No Hands and Other Tales, Lisa L. Hannett. Nominee Ditmar Award Achievement
  • Cover design for Scary Kisses, Amanda Rainey. Nominee Ditmar Award Achievement
  • Dead Sea Fruit, Kaaron Warren.[12] Nominee Aurealis Award Collection
  • "The February Dragon", Angela Slatter and L.L. Hannett. Nominee Aurealis Award Fantasy Short Story
  • "Border Crossing", Penelope Love. Nominee Aurealis Award Science Fiction Short Story
  • Scary Kisses, edited by Liz Grzyb. Finalist Australian Shadows Award Edited Publication[13]
  • The Girl With No Hands and other tales by Angela Slatter.[14] Finalist Australian Shadows Award Long Fiction[13]
  • "Bread and Circuses" by Felicity Dowker. Finalist Australian Shadows Award Short Fiction[13]

2011[edit]

  • "The Dark Night of Anton Weiss", D.C. White. Nominee Aurealis Award Fantasy Short Story
  • "The Short Go: A Future in Eight Seconds", Lisa L. Hannett. Nominee Aurealis Award Horror Short Story
  • Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene. Nominee Aurealis Award Anthology

2012[edit]

  • Bread and Circuses, Felicity Dowker. Nominee Tin Duck Award Best WA Professional Production.
  • Damnation and Dames, edited by Liz Grzyb and Amanda Pillar. Nominee Tin Duck Award Best WA Professional Production.
  • Midnight and Moonshine, Lisa L Hannett and Angela Slatter. Nominee Tin Duck Award Best WA Professional Production.
  • The 400-Million Year Itch, Steven Utley. Nominee Tin Duck Award Best WA Professional Production.
  • "Sanaa's Army" by Joanne Anderton, in Bloodstones. Nominee Ditmar Award Short Story.
  • Midnight and Moonshine, Lisa L Hannett and Angela Slatter. Nominee Ditmar Award Best Collected Work.
  • The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene. Nominee Ditmar Award Collected Work.

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