Ticonderoga Publications

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Ticonderoga Publications
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Statusactive
Founded1996
Founder Russell B. Farr
Country of originFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Headquarters location Greenwood, Western Australia
Fiction genres Speculative fiction
Official website http://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.

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History and current

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 has 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, twenty-three 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

Published

Books

1996

1997

1998

1999

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2020

Awards

Wins

1999

2005

  • TiconderogaOnline. Winner Ditmar Award Fanzine [8]

2007

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

2008

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

2010

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

2011

  • Bluegrass Symphony, Lisa L. Hannett. Winner Aurealis Award Collection
  • Dead Red Heart, Russell B. Farr (ed). Winner Australian Shadows Award Edited Publication

2012

  • Russell B. Farr. Winner Chandler Award
  • Cover art for Midnight and Moonshine, Kathleen Jennings. Winner Ditmar Award Artwork

2013

  • "Scarp", Cat Sparks, in The Bride Price. Winner Ditmar Award Short Story
  • The Bride Price, Cat Sparks, edited by Russell B. Farr. Winner Ditmar Award Collected Work
  • "The Year of Ancient Ghosts", Kim Wilkins, in The Year of Ancient Ghosts. Winner Aurealis Award Horror Short Story
  • The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2012, Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene (eds). Winner Aurealis Award Anthology.
  • "By Bone-Light", Juliet Marillier, in Prickle Moon. Winner Aurealis Award Young Adult Short Story.

2015

  • Bloodlines, Amanda Pillar (ed.) Winner Aurealis Award Anthology
  • "A Hedge of Yellow Roses", Kathleen Jennings, in Hear Me Roar. Winner Ditmar Award Short Story

Nominations

1998

1999

2000

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

2003

2005

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

2006

2007

  • 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, in Fantastic Wonder Stories. Nominee Ditmar Award Novella
  • "His Lipstick Minx", Kaaron Warren, in The Workers' Paradise. Nominee Ditmar Award Short Story
  • "A Scar for Leida", Deborah Biancotti, in Fantastic Wonder Stories. Nominee Ditmar Award Short Story
  • The Workers' Paradise cover, Amanda Rainey. Nominee Ditmar Award Artwork
  • Russell B Farr. Nominee Ditmar Award Professional Achievement
  • "Arctica", Cat Sparks, in Fantastic Wonder Stories. Finalist Aurealis Award SF Short Story
  • "Lonely as Life", Simon Brown, in Fantastic Wonder Stories. Finalist Aurealis Award SF Short Story
  • "Cast Off", Tracey Rolfe, in Fantastic Wonder Stories. Finalist Aurealis Award YA Short Story
  • "Yamabushi Kaidan and the Smoke Dragon", Shane Jiraiya Cummings, in Fantastic Wonder Stories. Finalist Aurealis Award YA Short Story
  • "There Was Darkness", Martin Livings, in Fantastic Wonder Stories. Finalist Australian Shadows Award

2010

  • "Bread and Circuses", Felicity Dowker, in Scary Kisses. Nominee Ditmar Award Short Story
  • "The February Dragon", Angela Slatter and L.L. Hannett, in Scary Kisses. 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. Nominee Aurealis Award Collection
  • "The February Dragon", Angela Slatter and L.L. Hannett, in Scary Kisses. Nominee Aurealis Award Fantasy Short Story
  • "Border Crossing", Penelope Love, in Belong. Nominee Aurealis Award Science Fiction Short Story
  • Scary Kisses, edited by Liz Grzyb. Finalist Australian Shadows Award Edited Publication [12]
  • The Girl With No Hands and other tales by Angela Slatter, in Scary Kisses. Finalist Australian Shadows Award Long Fiction [12]
  • "Bread and Circuses" by Felicity Dowker. Finalist Australian Shadows Award Short Fiction [12]

2011

  • "The Dark Night of Anton Weiss", D.C. White, in More Scary Kisses. Nominee Aurealis Award Fantasy Short Story
  • "The Short Go: A Future in Eight Seconds", Lisa L. Hannett, in Bluegrass Symphony. 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
  • "From the Teeth of Strange Children", Lisa L. Hannett, in Bluegrass Symphony. Finalist Australian Shadows Award Long Fiction
  • "The Sea at Night", Joanne Anderton, in Dead Red Heart. Finalist Australian Shadows Award Short Fiction
  • "Taking It for the Team", Tracie McBride, in Dead Red Heart. Finalist Australian Shadows Award Short Fiction
  • More Scary Kisses, Liz Grzyb (ed). Finalist Australian Shadows Award Edited Publication
  • The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene (ed). Finalist Australian Shadows Award Edited Publication
  • Bluegrass Symphony, Lisa L. Hannett. Finalist Australian Shadows Award Collection
  • Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies, Lucy Sussex. Finalist Australian Shadows Award Collection

2012

  • "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 Collected Work
  • The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene. Nominee Ditmar Award Collected Work
  • "Beyond Winter’s Shadow", Greg Mellor, in Wild Chrome. Finalist Aurealis Award Science Fiction Short Story
  • "The Trouble With Memes", Greg Mellor, in Wild Chrome. Finalist Aurealis Award Science Fiction Short Story
  • "Sanaa's Army" by Joanne Anderton, in Bloodstones. Finalist Aurealis Award Fantasy Short Story
  • "Sanaa's Army" by Joanne Anderton, in Bloodstones. Finalist Aurealis Award Horror Short Story
  • "To Wish On A Clockwork Heart", Felicity Dowker, in Bread and Circuses. Finalist Aurealis Award Horror Short Story
  • The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2011, Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene (eds). Finalist Aurealis Award Anthology
  • Bloodstones, Amanda Pillar (ed). Finalist Aurealis Award Anthology
  • Midnight and Moonshine, Lisa L Hannett and Angela Slatter. Finalist Aurealis Award Collection
  • "To Wish On A Clockwork Heart", Felicity Dowker, in Bread and Circuses. Finalist Australian Shadows Award Short Fiction
  • The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2011, Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene (eds). Finalist Australian Shadows Award Edited Publication
  • Bread and Circuses, Felicity Dowker. Finalist Australian Shadows Award Collection

2013

  • "Prickle Moon", Juliet Marillier, in Prickle Moon. Nominee Ditmar Award Novella or Novelette
  • "The Year of Ancient Ghosts", Kim Wilkins, in The Year of Ancient Ghosts. Nominee Ditmar Award Novella or Novelette
  • "By Bone-Light", Juliet Marillier, in Prickle Moon. Nominee Ditmar Award Novella or Novelette
  • Cover art, Cat Sparks, for The Bride Price by Cat Sparks. Nominee Ditmar Award Artwork
  • Cover art, Pia Ravenari, for Prickle Moon by Juliet Marillier. Nominee Ditmar Award Artwork
  • "The Year of Ancient Ghosts", Kim Wilkins, in The Year of Ancient Ghosts. Finalist Aurealis Award Fantasy Short Story
  • Dreaming of Djinn, Liz Grzyb (ed). Finalist Aurealis Award Anthology.
  • The Bride Price, Cat Sparks. Finalist Aurealis Award Collection.
  • The Year of Ancient Ghosts, Kim Wilkins. Finalist Aurealis Award Collection.

2014

  • "Escapement", Stephanie Gunn, in Kisses by Clockwork. Nominee Ditmar Award Novella or Novelette
  • The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2013, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene. Nominee Ditmar Award Collected Work
  • Illustrations, Kathleen Jennings, in Black-Winged Angels, Nominee Ditmar Award Artwork
  • Kisses by Clockwork, Liz Grzyb (ed). Finalist Aurealis Award Anthology
  • Angel Dust, Ian McHugh. Finalist Aurealis Award Collection
  • Black-Winged Angels, Angela Slatter. Finalist Aurealis Award Collection

2015

  • "Blueblood”, Faith Mudge, in Hear Me Roar. Finalist Aurealis Award Young Adult Short Story
  • "Blueblood”, Faith Mudge, in Hear Me Roar. Finalist Aurealis Award Fantasy Short Story
  • "Broken Glass", Stephanie Gunn, in Hear Me Roar, Finalist Aurealis Award Fantasy Novella
  • "The Flowers that Bloom Where Blood Touches the Earth", Stephanie Gunn, in Bloodlines. Finalist Aurealis Award Fantasy Novella
  • The Finest Ass in the Universe, Anna Tambour. Finalist Aurealis Award Collection
  • The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2014, Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene (eds.). Finalist Aurealis Award Anthology
  • Bloodlines, Amanda Pillar (ed.). Nominee Ditmar Award Collected Work
  • Cover art for Bloodlines, Kathleen Jennings. Nominee Ditmar Award Artwork

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