Ivor W. Hartmann, Zimbabwean writer, editor, publisher, visual artist, and author of Mr. Goop (Vivlia, 2010). Nominated for the UMA Award (‘Earth Rise’, 2009), awarded The Golden Baobab Prize (‘Mr. Goop’, 2009), and finalist for The Yvonne Vera Award (‘A Mouse amongst Men’, 2011). His writing has appeared in African Writing Magazine, Wordsetc, Munyori Literary Journal, Something Wicked, The Apex Book of World SF V2, and other publications. He runs the StoryTime micro-press, publisher of the African Roar annual anthologies and AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers anthology, and is on the advisory board of Writers International Network Zimbabwe.

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16 September 2014

New story published 'Catwalk' in Litro#137: Future Fashions

"This was Chiedza’s first catwalk and she was pregnant with anxiety. The roar of the crowd like a thousand bees in her brain pummelled through the skin curtains leading to the great hall and the runway that bisected it... Read the full story here.

02 August 2014

African Roar 2014 Cover and TOC release!

African Roar 2014

Table of Contents

Flight - Jayne Bauling
My Wedding Day - Obinna Ozoigbo
The Side Dish - Edwin P. Magezi
Beth's Aid - Tabitha Wanja Mwangi
Talking to a Lizard - Obinna Udenwe
Coming Home in a Box - Olorunfunmi Demilade Temitope
The Bell Not Touched - Nonso Uzozie
Spinoza's Monad - Ezeiyoke Chukwunonso
A Salute to Safety Sam - Tendai Machingaidze

Cover artwork 'Spirit of Hope' by Victor Mavedzenge (http://www.mavedzenge.com/)

23 July 2014

"A Mouse Amongst Men" selected for The 20 in Twenty

"A Mouse Amongst Men" selected for The 20 in Twenty: The Best Short Stories of South South Africa’s Democracy. Very happy and humbled to be selected for inclusion amongst such awesome writers whose works I greatly admire (like Zukiswa Wanner, Niq Mhlongo, Sarah Lotz, Ivan Vladislavic, and Siphiwo Mahala, to name a few). Many thanks to Tiah Beautement (SSDA), Ben Williams (BL), Minister for Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, and the judges Fiona Snyckers, Karabo Kgoleng, Mandla Langa, and Mtutuzeli Matshoba.

17 October 2013

African Roar 2013 released!

Title: African Roar 2013
Editor: Emmanuel Sigauke
Publisher: StoryTime
Release: 16th October 2013
ISBN: 978-0-9870089-8-5 (Ebook Edition)

Table of Contents:
"Home" Alison S. Erlwanger
"Business as Usual" Jayne Bauling
"Salvation in Odd Places" Aba Amissah Asibon
"The Faces of Fate" Abdulghani Sheikh Hassan
"In Bramble Bushes" Dipita Kwa
"Transitions" Barbara Ruwende-Mhangami
"A Yoke for Companionship" Andiswa Maqutu
"The Puppets of Maramudhu" Dilman Dila
"Through The Same Gate" Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire
"The Spaces in-between" A.B. Doh
"Anti Natal" Mike Ekunno
"Green Eyes and an Old Photo" Ola Nubi
"Cut It Off" Lydia Matata

20 December 2012

African Roar 2012 ebook edition released today!

African Roar 2012 ebook edition released today and available at all Amazon sites worldwide:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon Germany
Amazon France
Amazon Spain
Amazon Italy
Amazon Japan
Amazon California
Amazon Brazil

08 December 2012

African Roar 2012 Cover and TOC release

Editors: Emmanuel Sigauke & Ivor W. Hartmann
Title: African Roar 2012
Publisher: StoryTime
Release: Dec. 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9870089-7-8 (Ebook Edition)

African Roar 2012, an annual anthology of African Authors.

Table of Contents:
'Sethunya Likes Girls Better' Wame Molefhe
'We Can See You' Abdul Adan
'How Nnedi Got Her Curved Spine' Nnedi Okorafor
'Soldiers of the Stone' Uko Bendi Udo
'The Revenge of Kamalaza Mayele' Vukani G. Nyirenda
'The Colours of Silence' Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu
'Sheltering Hearts' Gothataone Moeng
'You Smile' Chika Onyenezi
'A Mouse Amongst Men' Ivor W. Hartmann
'The Shady Taxi Driver' Hana Njau-Okolo
'Bottle' Dawn Promislow

30 November 2012

AfroSF eBook edition released!

It gives me great pleasure to announce the release of the AfroSF eBook editon now available on Amazon.
It has been a real honour to edit and publish AfroSF, the very first pan-African SciFi anthology. I am proud of all the stories in this anthology and the remarkable journey we have made together to publish it. I couldn't have imagined an anthology of this strength, uniqueness, and quality of work, when I first embarked on this project in 2011 with nothing more than a hope and a dream. We have created an anthology that will forever be in the history books of African literature, and literature as a whole. We have broken a long-standing majority silence when it comes to writing about our future from our African perspective. I truly hope many more African writers will be greatly emboldened to follow suit, to envision any and all futures that we quite rightly have something to say about, and a say in, as African people.

08 November 2012

Recent Interviews for AfroSF and Editing

I have done some interviews for AfroSF and one on editing recently:

The first one was with Dave De Burgh, one of the contributors in AfroSF, and the first in a series about the anthology and the contributors: Africa Rising: AfroSF – Science Fiction by African Writers (Edited by Ivor W. Hartmann)

The second was with author and editor Nerine Dorman: AfroSF with Ivor W. Hartmann

And the third with Cristy Zinn, also an AfroSF contributor, about editing, well how I edit anyway: Cristy Zinn: Ivor Hartmann

30 September 2012

AfroSF Cover and TOC release

Editor: Ivor W. Hartmann
Title: AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers
Publisher: StoryTime
Release Date: December 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9870089-5-4 (Ebook Edition)

AfroSF is the first ever anthology of Science Fiction by African writers only that was open to submissions from African writers all across Africa and abroad. Due for release in Dec 2012, ebook edition first, print edition later, and is comprised of original works only.

Table of Contents
‘Moom!’ Nnedi Okorafor
‘Home Affairs’ Sarah Lotz
'The Sale' Tendai Huchu
‘Five Sets of Hands’ Cristy Zinn
‘New Mzansi’ Ashley Jacobs
‘Azania’ Nick Wood
‘Notes from Gethsemane’ Tade Thompson
‘Planet X’ S.A. Partridge
‘The Gift of Touch’ Chinelo Onwualu
‘The Foreigner’ Uko Bendi Udo
‘Angel Song’ Dave de Burgh
‘The Rare Earth’ Biram Mboob
‘Terms & Conditions Apply’ Sally-Ann Murray
‘Heresy’ Mandisi Nkomo
‘Closing Time’ Liam Kruger
‘Masquerade Stories’ Chiagozie Fred Nwonwu
‘The Trial’ Joan De La Haye
‘Brandy City’ Mia Arderne
‘Ofe!’ Rafeeat Aliyu
‘Claws and Savages’ Martin Stokes
‘To Gaze at the Sun’ Clifton Gachagua
‘Proposition 23’ (Novelette) Efe Okogu

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