Edinburgh publishers Shoreline of Infinity and Luna Press win at the prestigious annual British Fantasy Society Awards 2018.
- Shoreline of Infinity Science Fiction Magazine, edited by Noel Chidwick, wins for best magazine/periodical
- Luna Press wins best non-fiction with Gender Identity and Sexuality in Current Fantasy and Science Fiction Edited by Francesca T Barbini
- The British Fantasy Society Awards are presented annually for a whole range of genre categories including best fantasy novel, film/TV production and audio (this year awarded to Neil Gaiman for a BBC Radio 4 production)
- By coincidence Shoreline of Infinity and Luna Press started publishing in 2015, both specialising in the growing and energetic science fiction and fantasy markets.
Recently established Edinburgh publishers Shoreline of Infinity and Luna Press Publishing performed a rare double winning awards at the British Fantasy Awards 2018 ceremony held in Chester.
Edited by co-founder Noel Chidwick, Shoreline of Infinity Science Fiction Magazine was awarded the prize for Best Magazine/Periodical.
Noel Chidwick says: “This was our first nomination, and we were up against some tough competition; we are, as you can imagine, dead chuffed.” He went on to say: “This award is for the team who work hard on Shoreline, especially Mark Toner my co-founder and Art Director; Russell Jones, Deputy Editor and Poetry Editor; and all the folk who give up their time to help us with all the other tasks involved in getting a magazine out.”
The prize for best non-fiction went to Gender Identity and Sexuality in Current Fantasy and Science Fiction, edited by Luna Press founder Francesca T Barbini.
Francesca T Barbini says “I’m absolutely thrilled, as you can imagine. We knew this was an important topic that needed to be examined and discussed as widely as possible. It’s testament to the fantastic articles from the contributors that it has struck such a chord in the community. We are so grateful for this award.”
To bring a brace of award to Scotland is good news for Scottish Publishing
About Shoreline of Infinity®
Shoreline of Infinity is an independent Edinburgh based publisher founded in 2015 by Noel Chidwick and Mark Toner.
Shoreline of Infinity publish a quarterly science fiction magazine featuring new short stories, poetry, artwork, reviews, interviews and articles. Writers we’ve published include: Iain M Banks, Jane Yolen, Nalo Hopkison, Charles Stross, Eric Brown, Ken MacLeod, Aliette de Bodard, Ada Palmer, Gary Gibson, Jeannette Ng, Adam Roberts, Jo Walton, Pippa Goldschmidt, Adrian Tchaikovsky. We’re equally proud of all the new writers we’ve published and helped to launch.
Shoreline of Infinity also hosts our highly regarded Event Horizon® – a monthly live science fiction cabaret in Edinburgh.
Shoreline of Infinity science fiction magazine is published in print and digital formats. It is available from the website and all good bookshops worldwide.
Shoreline of Infinity website: www.shorelineofinfinity.com
Contact: Noel Chidwick
phone 0131 443 9723
About Luna Press Publishing™
Luna Press Publishing™ is an independent UK press, founded in 2015 by author Francesca T. Barbini. We deal with Science Fiction, Fantasy and Dark Fantasy, in both fiction and academia. We are a proud member of Publishing Scotland.
We work with agents, published authors and new writers. We take pride in our family – the Luna family – and we work hard to promote and support it.
We are very keen to create writing opportunities and to give back to the community. Some of our books are affiliated to charities, so when you buy a book in our store you are also giving to charity. The donations are taken from Luna’s own share of the profit.
Contact: Francesca T. Barbini
photos credits: Ruth EJ Booth (individual pics) Robert S Malan (group pic)