Emerging Worlds Pre-Launch

Zealot Script is proud to announce that we will be hosting and publishing a new SFF e-magazine titled:

“Emerging Worlds”

While the fine details are still under wraps for the time being, we are pleased to announce that we are open for early submissions of short fiction.

The current details can be found here.

We’ll bring you more details as the project advances, stay tuned!



Locus Awards Announces 2017 Finalists

by Pete Richmond

The Locus Awards, awarded by the science fiction and fantasy magazine Locus, have recognised some of the biggest names in the business.


Past winners include Le Guin, Gaiman and Asimov, among a whole of other household names. The awards cover all the major categories with the standard speculative fiction award staples of Best Science Fiction Novel and Best Fantasy Novel the most prestigious, but also cover all aspects of SFF literature. An example of this is the most decorated winner of the whole Locus award history is Gardner Dozois, with an astounding 35 Locus Award wins, all of them in editing categories. Continue reading

Gollancz Gambles on The Girl King

by Pete Richmond

Gollancz LogoMimi Yu is an author in high demand, despite not yet having a book published.

Already signed up to a two book deal with Bloomsbury, which they had to bid for at an auction, the rights to the UK releases of Yu’s debut works have been snapped up by Gollancz to publish.

The first novel, The Girl King, is set in a fantasy world inspired by North and East Asian history and tells the story of a young girl who loses her claim to her throne. Continue reading

Award for Disability Advocacy in SFF Launched

Twelfth Planet Press

by Pete Richmond

I’m very excited to bring you an awards announcement of a very different kind this time around.

A new award, the D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award is being launched.

Hosted by the folks over at Twelfth Planet Press, the award celebrates something very different than the normal “excellence” in the field.

Off the back of the wonderful anthology, Defying Doomsday, which supported positive story telling around people with disabilities, the award is to be a special award for disability advocacy in Science Fiction and Fantasy literature. Continue reading

Shirley Jackson Award Nominees Announced

Shirley Jackson Awards

by Pete Richmond

The Shirley Jackson Awards, to recognise outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic, have announced their nominees for the 2016 awards.


Founded in 2007, the awards are named in honour of Shirley Jackson, the author of numerous works such as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Continue reading

ARTEMIS – Andy Weir’s follow up to the Martian

by Pete Richmond

The Martian by Andy Weir is one of the most well known works in Modern Science Fiction and Crown Publishing have just announced the release date for the sequel!

Met with near universal acclaim, The Martian won Weir the coveted John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer at the 2016 Hugo Awards and was picked up almost immediately after release by 20th Century Fox to be turned into a major film that combined the talents of Actor Matt Damon with legendary director Ridley Scott.

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