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Ghost Moth Press are an independent publisher of speculative fiction in Scotland

BSFA eligibility for Ghost Moth Authors

What are the BSFAs?

Every year, the British Science Fiction Association (or BSFA) give awards for speculative fiction, poetry, art and more. Prizes are given at the annual awards ceremony, usually during their annual convention, Eastercon. 2023’s Eastercon is named “Conversation” and will be taking place in Birmingham, UK.

Our authors have some eligible works from our press and other publishers! Please feel free to suggest them, even if you are not a BSFA member here by adding them to the spreadsheet here. And if you are a BSFA member, please vote for them by filling in the form here.

Many thanks!

Cat Hellisen (C.L. Hellisen)

Thief Mage Beggar Mage - Cat Hellisen

Thief Mage, Beggar Mage

Tet is no longer a priest-mage; thrown out from his temple and cursed by his gods to return a stolen relic. With every passing year, the curse works deeper into his flesh, breaking and twisting him until finally, driven by pain, Tet makes a drastic play to escape the gods.

His luck turns sour, and the escape costs him his soul, drawing his death even closer when he is captured by the despotic White Prince. In order to escape the prince, retrieve his soul and break the curse, Tet must form a fragile alliance with a man he cannot trust. An alliance made brittle by lies and deception; one that may take his heart as well as his soul.

Author: Cat Hellisen

Published: September 13, 2022

Publisher: Ghost Moth Press


Category for BSFAs: Novels

Cast Long Shadows

Marjeta Petrell.
Replacement bride, shadow of a dead and perfect wife, step-mother to a duke’s treasured daughter.
A girl out of her depth, alone and afraid.
Magic runs deep in her veins, stitched in blood ties, embroidered with kindness and pain.
In an unfamiliar court, Marjeta must discover who are her friends and who are enemies; who she can trust before she is accused of witchcraft and executed.

Author: Cat Hellisen

Published: May 31, 2022

Pages: 441

Publisher: Luna Press Publishing


Category for BSFAs: Novels

I Will Sing Your White Bones Home

“We cannot go landwise. Too vulnerable for a start, and the finless watch their beaches like crabs, scuttling this way and that, their eyes pinched and ugly. They have set a line of posts on the edge of the world, deep in the sands. Each spike bears the head of one of our risen. We do not care. The risen have gone to the Great Water where they will fish and fight for all eternity.”

Author: Cat Hellisen

Published: May 19, 2022

Publisher: Beneath Ceaseless Skies Magazine


Category for BSFAs: Short stories

E.M. Faulds

Book cover: Under the Moon: Collected Speculative Fiction by E.M. Faulds - science fiction fantasy and horror short stories
Under the Moon: Collected Speculative Fiction by E.M. Faulds

Under the Moon: Collected Speculative Fiction

Fifteen short speculative stories from author E.M. Faulds featuring female or female-coded protagonists. Revenge. Resistance. Rebellion. Women who are ungovernable, girls who won’t stand by the status quo. Female protagonists who endure the unimaginable and come out stronger. From deep space to the home hearth, from the far future to the mythical past. Dark magic, body horror, technology, these are women who go beyond. Complicated or straightforward, dark or light, they persist on their own terms.

Author: E.M. Faulds

Published: April 12, 2022

Publisher: Ghost Moth Press


Category for BSFAs: Novel

Each story may be added to the Short story category:

  • Blessed Street
  • Like Boughs of Gold
  • Goewin & Hydwn
  • The Amelioration of Existence in Spite of Truth and Reconciliation
  • One Murder Called
  • Isadora’s Kitchen
  • Contemplation
  • Women of Sparta
  • Fruiting Bodies
  • Wrestling
  • The Power of Negativity
  • Wight-Song
  • A Feast of Demons
  • The Sun Line
  • The First Ever Tapestry on Station 17

Broken Blue

Rowan basks in the green glow, and Katie thinks she can ignore things a little while longer, because look how beautiful she is. How full.

Author: E.M. Faulds

Published: January 3, 2022

Publisher: Strange Horizons Magazine


Category for BSFAs: Short Story

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