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Sunday, 27 November 2011

IFWG Publishing Closed To Manuscript Submissions Until 1 March 2012

With success comes compromise. We at IFWG are ecstatic with the submissions we have received since opening to manuscript submissions, but it had a powerful side effect - our 2012 calendar is already full.

While we were going to stay open into the new year, and incorporate children's submissions, we have no choice but to shut the pipe for the while.

The process we have decided to use is to open to speculative fiction and children's fiction on 1 March 2012, and remain open until our 2013 publishing calendar is full. We may repeat this process each year, until circumstances change again.

We apologize to those authors who were considering submitting a work in the near future - we simply cannot handle more work for 2012, and it would be grossly unfair to authors to have to wait 18 months or longer to see their work published.

We look forward to new submissions on 1 March 2012.

The IFWG Publishing Team

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Larry Ivkovich (author of The Sixth Precept) at Philcon

Larry Ivkovich, author of the recently released urban fantasy, The Sixth Precept, attended Philcon 2011 November 18-20. Apparently he enjoyed the con a great deal, and got many visitors interest in his new title. Those who are going to Megacon next year will see Larry there!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

World Launch of Brumbies in Australia

Over eighty people attended the launch of the first of five novels in the Brumbies series, published by IFWG Publishing (Australia).  Brumbies was formally launched by local horseman and former Member of Parliament Peter Cochran at the Raglan Gallery, Cooma, NSW, Australia.

Peter Cochran is descended from a pioneer family that settled in Yaouk in the 1850s on what is now the edge of Kosciusko National Park in the Snowy Mountains. Peter made his first trip across the mountains at eighteen months of age on the pommel of his mother's saddle. Since then, he has been a Vietnam veteran, the Mayor of Cooma and local Federal Member of Parliament. These days, Peter is busy with his family's horse trekking and motel business.

Peter spoke about how the wild horses of Australia came to live in the Snowy Mountains, sharing his experience of their lifestyles in the wild. He claimed that the Brumbies novel captured real life and that the author (Paula Boer) demonstrated an in-depth understanding of horses. Peter hoped that Brumbies would play a significant role in assisting young readers to understand the issues surrounding horses in Australia's natural parks and protect this important part of pioneer heritage.

Paula Boer thanked those people who had helped in the creation of the book, and also presented a copy of the novel to Zoe Bullmore to whom the book is dedicated. Rowena Evans (illustrator) shared the process of developing an illustrated book and how the map of the realistic but fictional environment helped in the creation of this exciting adventure.

The paperback novel is now available in Australia from The book can also be pre-ordered for delivery after January 1, 2012 direct from the publisher at

Brumbies will be available worldwide in paperback and e-book formats from online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble from January 1, 2012.

Peter Cochran speaking at the launch of Brumbies 
L to R Paula Boer, Peter Cochran, Peter Boer, Rowena Evans

General view of the launch

Illustrations Table

Monday, 14 November 2011

Brumbies on Display at Monaro Books

Paula Boer (author) and Rowena Evans (illustrator) have been busy promoting their new children's novel, Brumbies, in their home town (Cooma, NSW, Australia).

Here the proprietor of Monaro Books and Music, allowed them to set up a window display. They did a wonderful job of it, and notice that Rowena supplied original illustrations from the books, beautifully framed.

It was a sunny day, so there was a bit of reflection on two of these shots, but you can certainly get the idea here.

Best wishes for lots of sales in your home town!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

New Release: The Sixth Precept by Larry Ivkovich

IFWG is excited to announce that The Sixth Precept by Larry Ivkovich is now released. This is an urban fantasy with a difference, and Larry has succeeded in producing a story that will keep the reader turning the pages - it will be hard to read the book in more than one sitting.

Larry already has strong credentials, with a finalist status in the prestigious Writers of the Future awards, and the 2010 recipient of the CZP/Rannu Fund Award for fiction.

At this stage, the book can be purchases from IFWG Publishing, or Amazon. The ebooks will be out shortly.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Brumbies on Sale in Australia

Given the Australian authorship, editing, subject matter and printing of Brumbies, by Paula Boer (illustrator Rowena Evans), we have agreed to exclusive sale to Australian buyers for November and December 2011 by Horsewyse Magazine.

If you are an Australian (or nearby neighbor) you can go now to Horsewyse and purchase a copy (or more!).

For the rest of you, you can preorder copies for a very good price from our site.

Click HERE for Horsewyse Magazine bookstore purchases.

Click HERE for pre-orders from our site for delivery early January 2012.