March 2023: Clan Destine Press and I are delighted and proud to announced that Clamour and Mischief is a finalist in the 2022 Aurealis Awards in the Best Anthology category. Results will be announced in JUne.
In the meantime, thank you to all the fabulous writers who contributed to the anthology, and congratulations to all the other finalists in all categories. What excellent company to be in!
A clamour of rooks. A mischief of magpies. A storytelling of crows.
All the corvids – the rooks and ravens, the jays and jackdaws, the crows and magpies – have the best collective nouns. A parliament and a party. Tidings and titterings, bands and trains. An unkindness.
Clamour and Mischief brings a veritable storytelling of crows to the corvidae, the bird family known for intelligence and cunning and for their connection with folklore and urban legends. These storytellers come from around the world and include award-winning and -shortlisted authors as well as emerging writers and fledgling authors in their professional debut.
This anthology’s sixteen striking stories are imbued with all the humour, darkness, wisdom, artfulness, vengefulness and magic of the birds that inspired them. Take them as a jest, a guide, or a warning – but don’t, whatever you do, ignore them!
- “Once upon a Midnight” by Raymond Gates
- “All That Glitters” by GV Pearce
- “Sleuthing for a Cause” by Eugen Bacon
- “The Past is not a Present” by Geneve Flynn
- “Watchers” by Alex Marchant
- “The Song of Crows” by Jack Fennell
- “Kūpara and Tekoteko” by Lee Murray
- “Build Another Nest for Phantom Feathers” by RJK Lee
- “Branwen and the Three Ravens” by Dannye Chase
- “Seven for a Secret” by Narrelle M Harris
- “The Girl and the Crow” by R.D. White
- “The Jackdaw Maiden” by Katya de Becerra
- “The Language of Birds” by Jason Franks
- “Murder of Crows” by George Ivanoff
- “The Devil’s Teeth” by Tamara M Bailey
- “Quoth the Raven” by Gabiann Marin
Clamour and Mischief was released in November 2022.