Just signed a contract, so here’s the press release:
PanGaia Magazine and Llewellyn Publications Announce Pagan Fiction Award Finalists
Finalists to appear in Pagan Anthology of Short Fiction St. Paul, MN, November 20, 2007 – PanGaia Magazine and Llewellyn Publications are pleased to announce the finalists from the Pagan Fiction Award contest. All stories announced as finalists will appear The Pagan Anthology of Short Fiction: 13 Prize-Winning Tales, to be published by Llewellyn in October 2008.
Top score earners, listed alphabetically by title:
“The Bitter Herbs of Camelot,” A.C. Fisher Aldag
“Black Doe,” Vylar Kaftan
“Dead and (Mostly) Gone,” Deborah Blake
“Draw Down,” Alex Bledsoe
“From Our Minds to Yours,” C.S. MacCath
“A Nose for Magic,” Eugie Foster
“The Rune Hag’s Daughter,” Linda Steele
“Seabird,” Paula R. Stiles
“Selk River,” Melodie Bolt
“Silkie’s Diary,” A.C. Fisher Aldag
“Under a Double Rainbow,” Sophie Mouette
“A Valkyrie Among Jews,” April
“We Have Come Home,” A.L. Waldron
First, second, and third prize winners chosen from this list of finalists will be announced at PantheaCon, taking place in San Jose, California February 15-18, 2008; authors of finalist stories are encouraged to attend. Certificates will be issued to honor all of the finalists, including the three winners.
“We congratulate these authors for their exemplary contributions to Pagan literature,” said Anne Newkirk Niven, Editor-in-Chief of BBI Media. “We also thank all the other entrants for participating in the contest; we received many wonderful stories, and we appreciate the enthusiasm for pagan fiction.”
About Llewellyn Publications
Llewellyn is the oldest and largest independent New Age publisher in the United States, celebrating over a century of publishing books on such subjects as mysticism, alternative health, self-help, divination, astrology, tarot, the paranormal, paganism, goddess lore, Wicca and magick. Llewellyn is proud to support new Pagan literature.
About BBI Media
BBI Media is the leading publisher of Pagan and Goddess-affirming magazines in North America, with three quarterly titles — newWitch, PanGaia, and SageWoman — reaching over 200,000 readers each year. BBI is proud to provide the cash prizes to the Pagan fiction award winners, and to support Pagan short fiction through both this contest and by publishing Pagan short fiction in PanGaia and newWitch.