Alisa Krasnostein i(19 works by)
Gender: Female
Heritage: Australian
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Alisa Krasnostein is the editor and publisher at Twelfth Planet Press. She is also executive director and editor at the review website Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus and a member of the Galactic Suburbia Podcast team. In her spare time, she is a critic, reader, reviewer, runner, environmentalist, knitter, quilter, and puppy lover.

Although Krasnostein's interest in science fiction began in her early childhood, her initial entry into the publishing industry was as a freelance non-fiction writer and editor in the early 2000s. Sometime around 2003/2004, however, she encountered the independent science-fiction press through a friend whose first short stories were starting to get published in some local magazines. With her interest piqued, Krasnostein joined Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine (ASIM) as a slush reader and later became a member of the ASIM Collective.

Only a few years after beginning her involvement in independent publishing, Krasnostein established Twelfth Planet Press. In a 2010 interview with Charles Tan, she records that, having learned a good deal about the behind-the-scenes operations of a magazine, she decided she'd like to try doing it herself. She chose the name in response to the then current debate regarding the reclassification of several planetoids as planets.

Twelfth Planet's first publication, the e-zine New Ceres, went online in September 2006, and the following year, Krasnostein experimented with the free young adult e-zine Shiny. In 2008, the press published its first print book, the anthology 2012 and also converted New Ceres into a print magazine. Since then, Twelfth Planet titles have won or been shortlisted for several prestigious awards, including the Aurealis, Ditmar, Washington Science Fiction, and British Fantasy awards.

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  • Further Reference

    Krasnostein, Alisa. 'Invisibility of Woman in Science Fiction, The.' Hoyden about Town 10 June 2010. Online (sighted 17/05/2011) .

    http://hoydenabouttown.com/20100610.7608/guest-post-by-alisa-krasnostein-the-invisibility-of-women-in-science-fiction/

    --- 'Ten Important Things I've learned about Publishing.' Ecstatic Days: Jeff Vandermeer 2 Aug. 2010. Online (sighted 17/05/2011).

    http://www.jeffvandermeer.com/2010/08/02/10-important-things-ive-learned-about-indie-publishing/

    Strahan, Jonathan. 'Episode 17: Live with Alisa Krasnostein and Tansy Rayner Roberts! - Interview with Jonathan Strahan.' Notes from Coode Street 12 Sept. 2010. Online (sighted: 16/06/2011).

    http://www.jonathanstrahan.com.au/wp/2010/09/12/episode-17-live-with-alisa-krasnostein-and-tansy-rayner-roberts/

    Tan, Charles. 'Interview: Alisa Krasnostein.' Bibliophile Stalker 17 Feb 2010. Online (sighted: 16/06/2011).

    http://charles-tan.blogspot.com/2010/02/interview-alisa-krasnostein.html

Personal Awards

2016 winner Ditmar Awards Best Fan Publication in Any Medium For Galactica Suburbia podcast (with Alexandra Pierce and Tansy Rayner Roberts).
2011 winner World Fantasy Award Special Award Non-professional For Twelfth Planet Press.
2011 joint winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Peter McNamara Convenors' Award For the Galactic Suburbia podcast.

Awards for Works

Cherry Crow Children : A Twelve Planets Collection 2015 selected work short story

'Tulliæn spans a fractured mountaintop, where the locals lie and the tourists come to die. Try the honey.

'Briskwater crouches deep in the shadow of a dam wall. Ignore the weight of the water hanging overhead, and the little dead girl wandering the streets. Off with you, while you still can.

'In Haverny Wood the birds drink blood, the dogs trade their coughings for corpses, the lost children carve up their bodies to run with the crows, and the townsfolk stitch silence into their spleens. You mustn't talk so wild.

'The desert-locked outpost of Boundary boasts the famed manufacturers of flawless timepieces; those who would learn the trade must offer up their eyes as starting materials. Look to your pride: it will eat you alive.

'Sooner or later, in every community, fate demands its dues — and the currency is blood.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
2015 finalist Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Best Collection
2015 shortlisted Australian Shadows Award Collection
Letters to Tiptree 2015 anthology correspondence

'In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Alice Sheldon’s birth, and in recognition of the enormous influence of both Tiptree and Sheldon on the field, Twelfth Planet Press is publishing a selection of thoughtful letters written by science fiction and fantasy’s writers, editors, critics and fans to celebrate her, to recognise her work, and maybe in some cases to finish conversations set aside nearly thirty years ago.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
2016 winner Ditmar Awards William Atheling Jr Award
2016 winner International Awards Locus Awards Non-Fiction
2016 winner International Awards British Fantasy Awards Best Non-Fiction
2015 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Convenors' Award
Kaleidoscope : Diverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories 2014 anthology short story science fiction fantasy

'Kaleidoscope collects fun, edgy, meditative, and hopeful YA science fiction and fantasy with diverse leads. These twenty original stories tell of scary futures, magical adventures, and the joys and heartbreaks of teenage life.

'Featuring New York Times bestselling and award winning authors along with newer voices:

'Garth Nix, Sofia Samatar, William Alexander, Karen Healey, E.C. Myers, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Ken Liu, Vylar Kaftan, Sean Williams, Amal El-Mohtar, Jim C. Hines, Faith Mudge, John Chu, Alena McNamara, Tim Susman, Gabriela Lee, Dirk Flinthart, Holly Kench, Sean Eads, and Shveta Thakrar

'What do a disabled superhero, a time-traveling Chinese-American figure skater, and a transgendered animal shifter have in common? They’re all stars of Kaleidoscope stories!' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work
2015 winner Tin Duck Award, Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation (WASFF) Best Professional Production or Artwork
2015 honor book International Awards James Tiptree, Jr Award
2014 winner Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology Division Best Anthology
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