Having realized there is no way we are going to process all these things in a candy overdose coma on the Saturday after Hallowe’en, we decided to extend the deadline for the contest to Tuesday. But then, nice people that we are, we thought it wouldn’t be fair not to extend the other deadlines as well. In an effort to regain our sanity we have staggered the closing dates as follows.
Monday November 3rd: Submission Call closes
Tuesday November 4th: The Raven Cover Story Contest closes
Wednesday November 5th: deadline for backers to get a free copy of Sidnye
So have fun on Friday, and use your weekend to get those submissions, entries, and pledges in! Happy Hallowe’en!
Sidnye Dupree was going on thirteen years old when she broke the Bishop’s nose with a dodgeball and dreamed the dream of the shooting star. But even if she’d known then what was happening to her, it would have been far too late to stop it.
Scott Fitzgerald Gray has created scores of memorable characters in his novels and short fiction, but Sidnye (Queen of the Universe) is undeniably my favourite. I fell in love with Sidnye and years ago when I had the privilege of reading an early draft of the novel. The spot-on characterization of this rebellious and compassionate thirteen-year-old and her equally outcast best friend Emmett, both stuck at boarding school in Moose Jaw, would be wonderful enough on its own. But then things go all SF on the pair, the story blooms and expands, and the reader follows them out of this world on a cosmic ride. I can’t really tell you more without spoilers, but I can tell you I was entranced.
Imagine my delight last year when I learned Scott was finally releasing this gem of a novel and following up with the sequel. I am even more delighted to be able to share it with you. For free!