Publication Updates

Publication News – “Undercover in Tanah Firdaus” published as part of the 2015 SciFi Film Festival


We are pleased to announce that Tina Isaacs’s short story, Undercover in Tanah Firdaus which was first published in the Fixi Novo anthology Cyberpunk: Malaysia was chosen to be featured in the Science Fiction Short Story collection of the 2015 SciFi Film Festival.

The 2015 SciFi Film Festival is an international festival based in Parramatta, Australia, dedicated to exploring and celebrating the science fiction and fantasy genres, their films and pop culture.

View and read Undercover in Tanah Firdaus for free at the Festival website.

Publication News – Presentation of DK Dutt Memorial Award for Literary Excellence on 28 November 6:30pm at George Town Literary Fest, Penang

GTLF-Logo-with-dateOn 28th November, at this year’s George Town Literary Festival, the Judges will be announcing the finalists and winners for this year’s award, as well as the full line up of stories to make up the D.K. Dutt Memorial Award anthology which will be published by Word Works next year.

Tina and other writers longlisted for the D.K. Dutt Memorial Award for Literary Excellence 2015 will also be reading an excerpt of their stories/essays before an audience.

Longlisted for the Award (in author alphabetical order) are: 

1. Fiction – Stultus Amens by Anand Krishnan
2. Fiction – The Trophy Room by Angeline Woon
3. Fiction – The Tryouts by Hanna Alkaf
4. Fiction –  Big Balls by Marc de faoite
5. Non-Fiction – Watching World Cup With My Father by Masturah Alatas
6. Non-Fiction – Dreams Come True by Meng Foong Lai
7. Fiction – Pretty Punches by Sarah Lee
8. Fiction – Princess of Lumut by Saraswathy Manickam
9. Fiction – Dash by Tina Isaacs
10. Fiction – Paramour by Zed Idris

Find out more from the GTLF page.

Publishing news: “The Ultimate Indulgence” in the Hungry In Ipoh anthology

Tina’s latest published offering is a short story about the hunger of Malaysian’s own legendary vampire, titled “The Ultimate Indulgence”.

The anthology “Hungry in Ipoh” will be launched on Sat 24th Oct at The Other Festival 2015, held in Ipoh, Perak, which launching is also part of the ‪#‎MYWritersBookFest2015‬.

Stay tuned at The Ultimate Indulgence for news on how to get your copy!

Dash – Longlisted in DK Dutt Memorial Award for Literary Excellence

We are pleased to announce that Tina’s short story Dash has been chosen as one of 10 entries in the long list for the D.K. Dutt Memorial Award for Literary Excellence. The finalists and winning entry will be announced in November at the George Town Literary Festival 2015. 

An anthology containing 21 short stories, including the long listed entries, will be published in 2016.

Follow developments in the titles post for Dash.