This is the Links page for the Aotearapa NZ SF&F Amateur Press Association (Apa) website.
on Tuesday, April 29, 2008
by the webmaster.
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Who are we? Well, put simply were science fiction fans who also have some creative talents which we put down on paper and send out for others in our group to read. It is though that there has been some slash fiction included in the Apa from time to time (This is open to debate), however, the Apa encompasses a wide variety of interests in the SF&F (Science Fiction and Fantasy) community.
Think of it as a slow motion news group. 8^) How does it work? Simple. You need to produce two pages every two months, photocopy your conTRIB X number of times (currently 11 copies required), post this TRIB off to the Editor before the due date (the first of the month - every second month), then wait for Dan to return to you the latest Stew
Wos a Stew? I hear you ask? Below is a sample of the latest Moa Bone Stew Number 147 for mailing Number 148 (Dont ask - yes, there was a mailing number zero...) The stew outlines who has contributed to the mailing, the name of their contribution and how many pages they have produced.
How much does it cost? Well, Im glad we got around to that. If you live in New Zealand, its not going to cost too much at all. No matter where you live, the mailing will only cost you your photocopying/printing costs plus postage. For members in other countries such as Australia, Canada and the USA, the postage rates are higher, but with the rate of exchange (especially to the Americas) the exchange rate makes postage all the more attractive (!). A word of warning, dont just send in your creative works with out any monies. As this is a non profit group, the sole costs are postage and photocopying the stew. There are NO handling costs, you retain any copyrights on your own work
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Moa Bone Stew 147Mailing 148
Next mailing due:
days til January 7th, 2005.
Note, 11 copies required
Bylaws of Aotearapa
- Dues are $5.00, replenished when the balance falls below $1.50
- Page count (minac) is 6pp per 3 bi-monthly mailings (6 pages/six months) in as many identical copies as the OE deems necessary (Currently 11 copies for the 11 members) for distribution to the members. Membership limit is 34.
- Deadlines are January, March, May, July, September and November on the 1st of the month. An extension of minac will be granted to a member if the OE is informed of reasons by letter, phone [or e-mail] before the minac deadline.
NB: Aotearapa is a regular collation of correspondence as defined in its constitution for circulation to its membership and is not within the ISSN/ISBN scope. (cause Murray said so).
Next mailing due: January 7th, 2005. Note, 11 copies required
For other New Zealand clubs visit the NZ Science
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- Based in New Zealand, with correspondents in two countries.
- Dan McCarthy;
Get to know the Authors...
Dave has a web page at http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~jollian
My first collection of short fiction, consisting of 12 stories, most
of them SF, has just been published by HeadworX Publishers in
Wellington. I had hoped to bring copies to OdysseyCon, but the book
wasnt ready in time. Therefore, I am looking for other ways to
publicise the book to SF fans, especially those in Auckland. Martin
Kealey advised me to send the information to this address. Can you
distribute it to Stella Nova members?
Further information about Extreme Weather Events, including a cover
image and sample story, is available at
Please let me know if you need any additional information.
TITLE Extreme Weather Events
AUTHOR Tim Jones
PUBLISHER HeadworX Publishers
FORMAT Paperback, 110x176mm
EXTENT 124 pages
DISTRIBUTOR: Addenda Limited
PO Box 78-224
AVAILABILITY: Available in, or by ordering, from NZ bookshops. In
case of difficulty, see
http://www.vuw.ac.nz/~timjones/orders.html#ewe for further
information about ordering the book.
Extreme Weather Events is the debut book of stories by Tim Jones.
The stories in Extreme Weather Events take place in a past just a
little different from the one recorded in the history books (The
Pole), in the corporate present (Black Box, The New Land), in
cyberspace (The Temple in the Matrix), and in the future (The Kiwi
Contingent, Maria and the Tree). They find a home somewhere in the
uncharted region bounded by science fiction, horror, and magic
About the Author
Tim Jones has been published widely in magazines and anthologies,
including The NeXt Wave (1998), Extremes (USA, 2000), and in Boys
Own Stories (2000) and the 100 NZ Short Short Stories anthologies
from Tandem Press. He lives in Wellington and divides his time
between writing, being a husband and father, and maintaining web
Printed with permission.
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Dan Mc Carthy
Pauline Butler Nicholson
You can email the outgoing editor Dan McCarthy for more information
Get to know the past members of Aotearapa...
Info on Xena Lorber can be found at http://www.sdqdesigns.com/xenalookalike/. Xena has also started a self defence site for women at Amazon Nation World.
Dan Mc Carthy
Pauline Butler Nicholson
to Aotearapa Web site,