BFS Award for best magazine bookending a pile of Shoreline of Infinities
Guest post by Noel Chidwick
The award was presented at the weekend at the annual British Fantasy Convention held this year in Chester. This was our first nomination, and we were up against some pretty tough competition; we are, as you can imagine, dead chuffed.
Shoreline of Infinity Science Fiction Magazine was launched in July
2015 and to win the award for Britain’s best science fiction/fantasy
magazine in such a short time is an honour indeed. We’re based in Edinburgh, but the magazine is read world-wide and
it’s a great privilege to present Scotland at its finest in genre
fiction. Shoreline of Infinity is truly international: we’re proud to
showcase not only Scottish creative talent, but also writers and artists
from all over the world.
The team behind Shoreline of Infinity are: myself, Noel Chidwick –
co-founder, Editor-in-Chief and Editor; Mark Toner – co-founder, Art
Director; and Russell Jones – Deputy Editor and Poetry Editor.
More than that, we have a great team of volunteers working with us,
including Pippa Goldschmidt and Caroline Grebbell who edited Issue
11, Samantha Dolan as Reviews Editor and Monica Burns, Iain Maloney,
Andrew J Wilson and Jo McLaughlin all in various capacities.
We’re also grateful to everyone who has pitched in as submissions readers and proof readers.
We’ve been blessed with great stories, poems, artwork, reviews,
articles, interviews from talented writers and artists, new and not so
new, so thanks to you all for your contributions. And thanks to our readers and subscribers who have kindly offered
their groats in exchange for our words and pictures. Long may that
A puzzled Editor still wondering what the heck just happened there? pic: Ruth EJ Booth
On a personal note, Shoreline of Infinity is my thank you to Scotland
and the people of Scotland for being so welcoming to me when I came to
study and live in Edinburgh back in 1981, and for being a wonderful,
nurturing place for developing new ideas. The spirit of the Scottish
Enlightenment lives on.
Editor-in-Chief and Editor
of Shoreline of Infinity Science Fiction Magazine
22nd October 2018.
Full list of winners: http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/news/british-fantasy-awards-2018-winners/
About Shoreline of Infinity
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, and is soon to
launch a podcast – Shoreline of Infinity’s Soundwave, featuring
interviews, audio dramas and readings.
Shoreline of Infinity science fiction magazine is published quarterly
in paperback and digital formats and is available from our own website
and all good bookshops worldwide.
Shoreline of Infinity website: www.shorelineofinfinity.com