WENDY N. WAGNER is now represented via Lane Heymont of The Tobias Agency.
IDZA LUHUMYO’s “Five Years Next Sunday”(Disruption) won the £10,000 Caine Prize for African Writing, “awarded for a short story via an African writer published in English,”presented July 18, 2022 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
MONICA BYRNE’s The Actual Star (Harper Voyager) won the 2022 Manly Wade Wellman Award, presented by the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation, presented July 22, 2022 during ConGregate 8, held at the Downtown Marriott in Winston-Salem NC.
RICK LAI won the 2022 Munsey Award, given “to an individual or institution that has bettered the pulp community,”presented during PulpFest 50, held August 3-5, 2022 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry in Pittsburgh PA.
SUSANNA CLARKE’s Piranesi (WSOY), translated by Helene Bützow, won the 2022 Tähtifantasia Award, presented by the Helsinki Science Fiction Society for the best Finnish fantasy book published in the previous year.
JAMIE EUBANKS’s Hall of Skulls (self-published) won the gold medal in the adult science fiction category of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Awards.
MARGARET ATWOOD’s story collection Old Babes in the Wood sold to Bill Thomas at Doubleday via Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown UK. McClelland & Stewart will publish simultaneously in Canada, and Chatto & Windus in the UK.
ELIZABETH HAND sold A Haunting on the Hill, inspired by SHIRLEY JACKSON’s classic The Haunting of Hill House and the first such work authorized by Jackson’s family, to Helen O’Hare at Mulholland Books via Danielle Bukowski of Sterling Lord Literistic for the Hand and Murray Weiss of Catalyst for the Jackson family.
NAOMI NOVIK’s epic fantasy Folly and a sequel, plus a short fiction collection, sold to Anne Groell at Del Rey via Cynthia Manson of Cynthia Manson Literary Agency.
JUSTIN CRONIN’s next novel The Ferryman sold to Jennifer Hershey at Ballantine via Ellen Levine of Trident Media Group.
KELLEY ARMSTRONG’s The Rental and a second book sold to Michael Homler at St. Martin’s via Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency.
MARK HELPRIN’s literary epic The Oceans and the Stars sold to Tracy Carns at Overlook via Emma Patterson and Emily Forland of Brandt & Hochman.
WILLIAM LEDBETTER’s Level Seven, third and final in the Killday series, went to Steve Feldberg and Louise Quayle at Audible Originals via David Hale Smith of InkWell Management.
KRISTI DEMEESTER sold feminist horror novel The Dark Sisters to Alexandra Sehulster at St. Martin’s via Stefanie Lieberman of Janklow & Nesbit.
PIERCE BROWN’s Red God, the seventh and concluding volume in the Red Rising series, sold to Tricia Narwani at Del Rey via Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates.
KATHE KOJA sold horror novel Catherine the Ghost, “part companion to Wuthering Heights, part meditation on spirit and eternity,”to Leza Cantoral at Clash via Christopher Schelling of Selectric Artists. Christoph Paul will edit.
PREMEE MOHAMED’s novel The Butcher of the Forest sold to Emily Goldman at Tordotcom via Michael Curry of Donald Maass Literary Agency. Jonathan Strahan will edit.
CHUCK TINGLE’s standalone horror novels Camp Damascus and Bury Your Gays went to Kelly Lonesome at Nightfire via DongWon Song of Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.
GWENDA BOND, writing as GEMMA BOWEN, sold three books in the Wayward Sister series – “Bridgerton meets Charmed with a dash of Gail Carriger”– to Tiffany Shelton at Griffin via Kate McKean of Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.
NATALIE ZINA WAL-SCHOTS’s Right Hand, sequel to superhero novel Hench, went to David Pomerico at William Morrow via Ron Eckel of CookeMcDermid.
HAILEY PIPER sold A Light Most Hateful to Davi Lancett at Titan at auction via Lane Heymont of The Tobias Literary Agency.
VIVIAN SHAW sold two final books in her Greta Helsing series, novella Bitter Waters and the novel Strange New World, to Nivia Evans at Orbit via Stephen Barbara of Inkwell Management.
ANDREW WILMOT sold Withered to Jen Albert at ECW Press via Kelvin Kong of K2 Literary after the book was selected as the winner of ECW’s Best New Speculative Novel Contest.
GIN SEXSMITH sold literary fantasy In the Hands of Men, about a virus that turns men who’ve committed violence against women into animals, and non-fiction book Mutt, about the Indigenous experience and colonialism, to Gilded Press for six figures.
ALICE BELL’s supernatural murder mystery Grave Expectations and a second book sold Anna Kaufman at Vintage via Stevie Finegan at Zeno Agency. Sarah Hodgson at Corvus bought UK rights.
R.A. SINN’s near-future time travel novel A Second Chance for Yesterday sold to Jim Killen at Solaris via Jennie Goloboy of Donald Maass Literary Agency.
STACY NATHANIEL JACKSON sold SF novel The Ephemera Collector to Gina Iaquinta at Liveright via Kima Jones of Triangle House Literary.
SJ SINDU’s collection The Goth House Experiment sold to Mark Doten at Soho Press via Erin Harris of Folio Literary Management.
TLOTLO TSAMAASE’s dystopian Astrofuturist novel Womb City and two more books sold to Sarah Guan at Erewhon via Naomi Davis of BookEnds.
ADITYA SUDARSHAN sold Idolatry to Don D’Auria at Flame Tree Press.
ROBERT P. OTTONE’s sold The Vile Thing We Created to Hydra.
ALEX SHVARTSMAN sold Kakistocracy, second in the Conradverse Chronicles, to Caezik SF&F.
ROB COSTELLO’s collection The Dancing Bears: Queer Fables for the End Times went to Steve Berman at Lethe Press via Marie Lamba of Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency.
COLIN HOLMES sold SF novel The Oxygen Farmer to Sue Arroyo at CamCat Books. Helga Schier will edit.
LAUREL HIGHTOWER’s paranormal novel Silent Key went to Don D’Auria at Flame Tree Press.
E.M. ROY’s “sapphic horror novel”Let the Woods Keep Our Bodies sold to Max Booth III at Ghoulish Books.
CATHERINE MCCARTHY’s horror novel Mosaic went to Sadie Hartmann at Dark Hart.
KATHLEEN HANNON sold The Confession of Hemingway Jones to Sue Arroyo at CamCat Books via Jeff Field of Field Entertainment. Elana Gibson will edit.
HELEN POWER sold Phantom to Sue Arroyo at CamCat Books. Helga Schier will edit.
RACHEL DODES & LAUREN MECHLING sold literary fantasy The Memo to Sarah Stein at Harper Perennial for six figures in a pre-empt via Grainne Fox of Fletcher & Company.
MELISSA WIESNER’s fantasy The Second Chance Year and a second book sold to Junessa Viloria at Forever at auction via Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
JESSICA DORSEY sold Written in the Cards to Gilded Press.
JESSICA LEONARD’s horror novel Conjuring the Witch went to Max Booth III at Ghoulish Books.
NANCY MCCABE’s time-travel novel Vaulting Through Time sold to Sue Arroyo at CamCat Books. Elana Gibson will edit.
PAUL DESTEFANO sold Riftsiders: Identity Theft to Rhonda Penders at The Wild Rose Press via Bonnie Swanson of The Purcell Agency. Morena Stamm will edit.
S.C. GRAYSON sold Chaos and Crowns, second in the Defenders of the Light series, to Lisa Green at Mystic Owl.
RICARDO VICTORIA’s science fantasy novel The Magick of Chaos went to Geoff Habiger at Shadow Dragon Press.
LISA EDMONDS’s vampire novel Mortal Heart, a spin-off from the Alice Worth series, went to Heather McCorkle at City Owl Press.
ANGIE SPOTO’s historical fantasy The Grief Nurse sold to Kay Farrell at Sandstone Press via Robbie Guillory of Underline Literary Agency.
RILEY CROSS sold dystopian SF novel Disconnected to Jennifer Lowry at Monarch.
KYLE TOUCHER’s Live Wire sold to Joe Mynhardt, at Crystal Lake. Karen Runge will edit.
TIM McGREGOR’s fantasy Wasps in Ice Cream sold to Jennifer Barnes at Raw Dog Screaming Press.
DAVID AGRANOFF’s horror novel The Last Night to Kill Nazis – “Inglorious Basterds meets Dracula”– sold to Christoph Paul at Clash.
JOANNA MORGAN’s Rise, second in the Elemental Warriors series, sold to Theresa Cole at Mystic Owl.
SABRINA VOERMAN sold four books in fantasy series The Blood Bound to Cassandra Thompson at Quill & Crow.
MEGAN BONTRAGER’s cosmic dark fantasy Eye of the Ouroboros went to Cassandra Thompson at Quill & Crow via Jared Johnson of Olswanger Literary.
SARA RAASCH & BETH REVIS sold YA historical fantasy Night of the Witch and another title to Annie Berger at Sourcebooks Fire at auction via Amy Stapp of Wolfson Literary Agency for Raasch and Merrilee Heifetz of Writers House for Revis.
ELLEN OH’s middle-grade fantasy Haru, Zombie Dog Hero sold to Alyson Day at Harper Children’s via Marietta Zacker of Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency.
MARGIE FUSTON sold YA fantasy The Revenant Games and a second book to Sarah McCabe at Margaret K. McElderry Books via Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary Agency.
LORIEN LAWRENCE sold YA fantasy The Many Hauntings of the Manning Family to Emily Daluga at Abrams Children’s via Kathleen Rushall of Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
CLARA KUMAGAI sold YA magical realism novel Catfish Rolling and a second book to Maggie Lehrman at Abrams Children’s at auction via Alison Lewis of Frances Goldin Literary Agency on behalf of Angelique Tran Van Sang at Felicity Bryan Associates. Canadian rights sold to Peter Phillips at Penguin Teen Canada at auction via Lewis, and UK rights to Fiona Kennedy at Zephyr via Tran Van Sang.
JENNIFER YU’s SF YA novel Grief in the Fourth Dimension sold to Maggie Lehrman at Abrams Children’s via Elana Roth Parker of Laura Dail Literary Agency.
LONI CRITTENDEN’s Gossamer & Glass, an “African Diasporic-inspired YA fantasy,”went to Elizabeth Agyemang at Clarion via Rebecca Strauss of DeFiore and Company.
LEE PAIGE O’BRIEN’s YA fantasy A Hundred Vicious Turns and a new book in the Broken Tower series sold to Emily Daluga at Amulet via Jordan Hamessley of New Leaf Literary & Media.
MORGAN MATSON’s YA fantasy Promchanted, about two teens who find themselves in the Disney movie Sleeping Beauty, and a second book sold to Brittany Rubiano at Disney-Hyperion via Emily van Beek of Folio Literary Management.
ELISA BONNIN’s YA fantasy Exiles of Ellery West sold to Rachel Diebel at Feiwel and Friends via Natalie Lakosil and Antoinette Van Sluytman at Irene Goodman Agency.
APARNA VERMA’s fantasy The Phoenix King and two more books sold to Priyanka Krishnan at Orbit and Jenni Hill at Orbit UK via Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency.
LYNN BUCHANAN’s first novel The Dollmakers went to David Pomerico at Voyager via Matt Bialer of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.
NORA FUSSNER’s debut horror novel The Invisible World sold to Ellie Pritchett at Vintage via Aimee Ashcraft of Brower Literary.
First novelist DWAIN WORRELL’s military SF novel Androne and a sequel, described as “The Forever War meets Pacific Rim and Mad Max: Fury Road,”sold to Adrienne Procaccini at 47North via Dorian Maffei at Kimberley Cameron and Associates.
First novelist EMILY JANE’s On Earth as It Is On Television sold to Adam Wilson at Hyperion Avenue via Holly Root at Root Literary.
Korean writer HWANG JUNGUEN’s Savage Alice and Every Year, translated by JANET HONG, sold to Chad Post at Open Letter in a pre-empt via Barbara Zitwer of Barbara Zitwer Agency.
CLEO QIAN’s debut slipstream collection Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go sold to Alyssa Ogi at Tin House Books via Annie Hwang of Ayesha Pande Literary.
CHRISTINE LAI’s first novel Landscapes, a literary novel of near-future ecological disaster, sold to Eric Obenauf at Two Dollar Radio via Stephanie Sinclair of CookeMcDermid.
KEITH RONDINELLI’s first collection A General Theory of Tears sold to James Reich at Stalking Horse Press.
First novelist C.K. TURNER’s fantasy Sparrow in a Tin Can sold to Michael Dolan at Winding Road Stories.
KAY COSTALES sold first fantasy When They Beckon to Theresa Cole at City Owl Press via Lesley Sabga of the Seymour Agency.
New writer MEREDITH LYONS sold Ghost Tamer to Sue Arroyo at CamCat Books. Helga Schier will edit.
- JACKSON’s first novel The Ice Sings Back went to Rose Alexandre-Leach at Green Writers Press.
KIT KARLSSON’s debut Wanderer of the Wastes went to Brittany Weisrock at Lake Country Press.
JEREMEY HARRISON’s first fantasy The Island of Forever went to Brittany Weisrock at Lake Country Press.
BRENDON VAYO’s first novel Girl Among Crows went to Sue Arroyo at CamCat Books. Helga Schier will edit.
New author KAITLYNN DEMONEY sold A Stirring from the Depths to Brittany Weisrock at Lake Country Press.
First novelist LOUANGIE BOU-MONTES sold YA novel Don’t Fear the Reaper to Carolina Ortiz at Harper Children’s in a pre-empt via Saritza Hernandez of Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
MATTEO CERILLI’s debut YA horror novel Lockjaw and a second title sold to Peter Phillips at Tundra Books via Ali McDonald of 5 Otter Literary.
ANGELIQUE BURRELL’s first novel, YA fantasy A Mark in the Road, went to Jennifer Lowry at Monarch via Bonnie Swanson of The Purcell Agency.
A.N. PAYTON sold fantasy novella Deathbringer and Desire to Theresa Cole at City Owl Press.
SARAH DAY sold debut dark fantasy novella Greyhowler – “A Psalm for the Wild-Built meets The Fifth Season”– to Mark Teppo at Underland Press.
XUETING CHRISTINE NI will edit and translate Sinophagia, featuring “14 dazzling tales of contemporary Chinese horror that have been translated into English for the very first time,”for Michael Rowley at Solaris.
ALEX BROWN & SHELLY PAGE will edit Night of the Living Queers, “a YA horror anthology exclusively featuring queer authors of color putting fresh spins on classic horror tropes,”for Tiffany Shelton at Wednesday Books via Renee Nyen of kt literary for Brown and Rebecca Podos of Rees Literary Agency for Page.
LEE MURRAY & ANGELA YURIKO SMITH will edit Unquiet Spirits: Essays by Asian Women in Horror for Lindy Ryan at Black Spot. Murray & GENEVE FLYNN resold their anthology Black Cranes: Tales of Unquiet Women to Jennifer Barnes at Raw Dog Screaming Press.
LEO DAMROSCH’s biography Storyteller: The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson sold to Jennifer Banks at Yale University Press via Tina Bennett of Bennett Literary.
PHILIP FRACASSI resold horror novel Boys in the Valley and a second book to Nadia Saward at Orbit UK via Chris Scheina at Macmillan.
ALEXIA GORDON resold ghost novel Murder In G Major to Dana Grimaldi at Harlequin Worldwide Library via Cindy Bullard of Birch Literary on behalf of Henery Press.
TANIA CHEN is now assistant editor at Uncanny, taking over for MONTE LIN, who will be managing editor starting with the 1-2/23 issue.
STEPHANIE SINCLAIR was hired as publisher of McClelland & Stewart and Hazlitt at Penguin Random House Canada, beginning October 3. She replaces JARED BLAND, who is taking the new role of vice-president of communications and community there. Sinclair was previously a literary agent of CookeMcDermid.
TV rights to RACHEL LINDEN’s fantasy The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie were optioned by Hallmark Channel via Lucy Stille of Lucy Stille Literary on behalf of Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
TV rights to JOHN STITH’s SF novel Manhattan Transfer were optioned by Sky Conway via Sara Megibow at kt literary.
Film rights to MIA TSAI’s unpublished SF novel Key & Vale were optioned by Girls to the Front Productions via Anne Tibbets of Donald Maass Literary Agency.
TIM PRATT will write Arkham Horror novel The Ravening Deep for Charlotte Llewelyn-Wells at Aconyte via Ginger Clark of Ginger Clark Literary
This report and more like it in the September 2022 issue of Locus.
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