Tuesday, December 16, 2008

About aurealisXpress

aurealisXpress is a monthly ebulletin for subscribers of Aurealis magazine with an emphasis on short, punchy and entertaining articles of interest to lovers of speculative fiction.

aurealisXpress is distributed on the 15th of each month, except January when there is no edition of the ebulletin.

aurealisXpress is for anyone interested in keeping up-to-date with the latest market news home and abroad, Aurealis Awards updates, convention news, and other matters of interest to the Science Fiction and Fantasy community. It also includes movie and book reviews, and some great competitions.

aurealisXpress is FREE to subscribers of Aurealis magazine, and is edited by Carissa Thorp.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sign up now!

Send your full name and preferred email address to aurealisXpress and state whether you are:

* a current Aurealis Magazine subscriber, or
* not a current Aurealis Magazine subscriber, but would like to sign up for a free two-month trial to aurealisXpress

Or subscribe to Aurealis magazine and receive aurealisXpress for free!


In addition to our regular contributors, aurealisXpress is looking for your contributions! Short, pithy, entertaining articles are welcome — make it fun, keep it short.


Articles must be submitted as text only in the body of an email message (no file attachments) to ax@aurealis.com.au no later than the last day of the month prior to publication.

aurealisXpress accepts market news; book, film and video reviews; and flash fiction. Articles should be no longer than 200 words; flash fiction should be 50 words or less (see below).

There is no payment for articles or fiction submitted to aurealisXpress but your contribution will of course be credited.

Copyright of articles and fiction remains with the author. aurealisXpress reserves the right to edit pieces prior to publication. Wherever possible we will liaise with the author regarding proposed edits.

aurealisXpress may choose to archive articles or works of flash fiction on this website at the discretion of the editor.

Flash fiction

WIN a recently released science fiction or fantasy novel!

This ongoing section of aurealisXpress is for ultra-short short stories submitted by readers — to a maximum length of 50 words. Note that the title should be one word only (or 'Untitled').

Submissions should be pasted into the body of an email (no file attachments) and sent to aurealisXpress with the subject line: aurealisXpress flash fiction.

Winning stories will be featured in forthcoming issues of aurealisXpress and archived at the Aurealis website. Each month the prize is a recently released science fiction or fantasy novel, which the winner picks from a choice of at least three. All rights remain with the author.

Receipt of flash fiction entries is not given. If you don't hear from us within three months, your story will not be chosen for future publication.

Book Reviewers Linkup Meme

John Ottinger at Grasping for the Wind is updating his list of sf and fantasy book reviewers. If you would like your blog to be listed, visit his post on his "Book Reviewers Linkup Meme" and follow the instructions there.

Here's the list:

The Accidental Bard

A Dribble Of Ink

Adventures in Reading

The Agony Column

The Antick Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent.

aurealisXpress (also here)

Barbara Martin

Bibliophile Stalker



Bitten by Books

Blog, Jvstin Style

Blood of the Muse



The Book Smugglers


The Book Swede


Breeni Books

Cheaper Ironies [pro columnist]

Cheryl's Musings

Critical Mass

Dark Wolf Fantasy Reviews

Darque Reviews

Dave Brendon's Fantasy and Sci-Fi Weblog

The Deckled Edge

Dragons, Heroes and Wizards

The Discriminating Fangirl

Dusk Before the Dawn

Enter the Octopus

Eve's Alexandria

Fantastic Reviews

Fantastic Reviews Blog

Fantasy Book Critic

Fantasy Cafe

Fantasy Debut

Fantasy Book Reviews and News

Fantasy and Sci-fi Lovin' Blog

Feminist SF - The Blog!

The Fix

The Foghorn Review

Frances Writes

From a Sci-Fi Standpoint

Fruitless Recursion

The Galaxy Express


The Gamer Rat

Genre Reviews

Graeme's Fantasy Book Review

Grasping for the Wind

The Green Man Review


Highlander's Book Reviews


Jumpdrives and Cantrips

Lair of the Undead Rat

Literary Escapism

Michele Lee's Book Love

The Mistress of Ancient Revelry

Monster Librarian

Mostly Harmless Books

My Favourite Books

Neth Space


OF Blog of the Fallen

The Old Bat's Belfry

Outside of a Dog

Pat's Fantasy Hotlist

Piaw's Blog

Post-Weird Thoughts

Publisher's Weekly

Reading the Leaves

Realms of Speculative Fiction

Rob's Blog o' Stuff

Robots and Vamps

Sandstorm Reviews


SF Diplomat


Sci-Fi Fan Letter

Sci-Fi Songs [Musical Reviews]

The Sequential Rat

Severian's Fantastic Worlds

SF Gospel

SF Reviews.net

SF Revu

SF Signal

SF Site

SFF World's Book Reviews

Silver Reviews

Speculative Fiction

Speculative Fiction Junkie

Speculative Horizons

Spiral Galaxy Reviews

Spontaneous Derivation

Sporadic Book Reviews

Stella Matutina

The Sword Review

Tangent Online

Temple Library Reviews

Tor.com [also a publisher]

The Road Not Taken


Urban Fantasy Land

Vast and Cool and Unsympathetic

Variety SF

Walker of Worlds

Wands and Worlds

The Wertzone

With Intent to Commit Horror

WJ Fantasy Reviews

The World in a Satin Bag


Young Adult Science Fiction

Foreign Language (other than English)

Cititor SF [Romanian, but with English Translation]

Elbakin.net [French]

Foundation of Krantas [Chinese (traditional)]

The SF Commonwealth Office in Taiwan [Chinese (traditional) with some English essays]

Yenchin's Lair [Chinese (traditional)]

Fernando Trevisan [Brazilian, Portuguese]

Human 2.0 [Brazilian, Portuguese]

Life and Times of a Talkative Bookworm [Brazilian, Porteguese]

pós-estranho [Brazilian, Portuguese]

Fantasy Seiten [German, Deustche]

Fantasy Buch [German, Deustche]

Literaturschock [German, Deustche]

Welt der fantasy [German, Deustche]

Bibliotheka Phantastika [German, Deustche]

SF Basar [German, Deustche]

Phantastick News [German, Deustche]

X-zine [German, Deustche]

Buchwum [German, Deustche]

Phantastick Couch [German, Deustche]

Wetterspitze [German, Deustche]

Fantasy News [German, Deustche]

Fantasy Faszination [German, Deustche]

Fantasy Guide [German, Deustche]

Zwergen Reich [German, Deustche]

Fiction Fantasy [German, Deustche]