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The art of submission

A corridor of mostly grey doors, one of which is red.


Despite appearances, this is not a blog with a ‘fifty shades’ theme. The major source of sauce round here is gravy. But don’t click away just yet.


We have now perfected our new process infographic so you can see at a glance how we get you from submission to publication. Everyone in the Fantastic Books family has had to get through that first crucial stage, so if you want to know how to get a publisher on the hook from the first contact, then you may wish to read on.


The Hammers of Slough - Origins

The logo of the Hammers of SloughSlough? Why Slough? And as a supplementary, why the Hammers? We’ll let Kate tell you in her own words:

The Hammers of Slough creation story by Kate Russell

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." (The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul)

In December 2012 I launched a crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter, to finance the purchase of a writers pack on the Elite Dangerous Kickstarter that was running at the same time. This much you probably know if you’re a Fantastic Books fiction fan. A lot of the writers pack licenses were funded on Kickstarter due to the tremendous enthusiasm and generosity of the game’s long term fans - perhaps in part because they had waited 21 years for a sequel in the Elite franchise so had money to burn when it finally arrived? Fantastic Books ended up publishing a lot of these stories and have continued to give fans of the series a place to enjoy and share their love of all things Elite and sci-fi.

So, this much you know, and my story was based around a planet called Slough.

The art of submission

A corridor of mostly grey doors, one of which is red.


Despite appearances, this is not a blog with a ‘fifty shades’ theme. The major source of sauce round here is gravy. But don’t click away just yet.


We have now perfected our new process infographic so you can see at a glance how we get you from submission to publication. Everyone in the Fantastic Books family has had to get through that first crucial stage, so if you want to know how to get a publisher on the hook from the first contact, then you may wish to read on.

International Trust Your Government Week

International Trust Your Government Week, December 20 – 27

Allegedly promoted by the United Nations to encourage temporary respect for elected officials and bureaucrats alike regardless of party affiliation, election legitimacy, position on global warming, documented legal status, sanity, education, nationality, race, heritage, gender, sexual orientation, criminal record, degree of intelligence or common sense, International Trust Your Government Week (ITYGW), fosters diversity, tolerance and general laissez-faire in the interests of World Peace.

During this week, celebrants are urged to write to their government officials at all levels with the basic message: “We don’t care what the heck you do because we think things will somehow work out okay in the end.”

Of course, they won’t necessarily, but still it can be a fun week as a break from reality if nothing else. Like binge watching House of Cards. No, wait, that’s too close to home... How about Brave New World...? No, wait …

FantastiCon 2017 is coming!

Howdy folks, 

Dan here. I thought I'd post a blog to explain what our FantastiCon event is all about and what you can expect if you decide to come and join us for the weekend. Here we go.

ALREADY HYPED FOR THE EVENT? GRAB YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Ok, here's your weekend in a nutshell IF you plan on taking it easy...

EliteMeet

What a wonderful weekend break our head honchos Dan and Gabi have just enjoyed at EliteMeet in Bristol. While we toiled in the whirring, clunking underbelly of the FBP Offices, our brave leaders were forced into a car, chauffeured to Bristol by the ever graceful Commander Sam Stanley (he of retro gaming 16-bit Sam fame) and Ben Moss-Woodward, fed the finest foods and press ganged into playing the finest and most enjoyable board, RPG, retro and Virtual Reality games and then, no doubt entirely against their will, given copious amounts of alcohol and sent to bed at one of Bristol's most central and pretty hotels, the Grand.

 

Obviously as underlings in the cellars we know nothing of 'enjoyment' or 'freedom' but hope that our masters had a good time and they will return soon to continue at the helm of our great endeavour (and possibly top up our water troughs if they get a moment and would be so kind).

 

EliteMeet is a gathering of folks from one of the friendliest, welcoming and accommodating gaming groups in all the world, that of the Elite: Dangerous fan community.

 

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