“Where the Stars Rise” Made Alberta Award Shortlist

Remember Where the Stars Rise, the anthology of Asian speculative fiction that accepted my short story Vanilla Rice? Laksa Media, the publisher behind that anthology is on the short list for the 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Award (Speculative Fiction of the Year) for Where the Stars Rise. It’s an honor to have a story in that collection.

They have a second nomination in the same category with The Sum of Us, another anthology. Between the two books, Laksa Media is half of the speculative fiction shortlist.

Each year, publishers are selected through a peer jury process in up to 14 award categories. This much-anticipated event draws industry, government and media attention to the world-class excellence of Alberta’s publishing industry.

The winners of the 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Awards will be announced at a gala reception at the Hotel Arts in Calgary on September 14, 2018. The gala is open to the public and tickets are available on Eventbrite.

You can find both Where the Stars Rise and The Sum of Us on Amazon.

Where the Stars Rise on Amazon

The Sum of Us on Amazon


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About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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