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aof2coverThose awesome folks at Grimdark Magazine are currently running a competition to decide the greatest small-press fantasy battle, and The Art of Forgetting : Nomad is in the running for the Battle of Kingsmere (The One Where Someone Steals Rhodri’s Boots).

This is a competition voted for by the public, and there are heaps of fantasy and SF battles to choose from on the site, so get over there and get reading and voting for the one you enjoy the most. Actually, it’s Grimdark, so you should probably vote for the one that makes you wince the most, thinking about it…

If you’re a small press author and you want to get involved the competition details are here (published work only, no WIPs, but self-published work is allowed) and the competition closes on September 14th. It’s really great to see GDM supporting smaller authors in this way, so please do enter if you’re eligible, and vote for the best scene!

UPDATED 15/10/2015

Good news, everyone! The Art of Forgetting : Nomad has speaked into the top seven of the Grimdark Magazine Battle-Off, and gone through to the next round, where it will be judged by a horde of professional judges who will select the top three. I’m really pleased to have got this far – thank you to everyone who voted, and fingers crossed for the next round!

The top seven finalists are :

  1. Khassan Warrad Seven Undying
  2. Claire Frank An Altered Fate: Echoes of Imara
  3. Scott Oden Theos Kthonios
  4. Livio Gambarini Eternal War – Armies of Saints
  5. Graham Austin-King Fae – The Realm of Twilight
  6. Seth Lindberg Lords of Dyscracia
  7. Joanne Hall The Art of Forgetting: Nomad

Watch this space!