The David Gemmell
Awards for Fantasy



Note to aspiring writers
It’s always good to hear from you, and I’m more than happy to answer your questions about the craft of writing and the publishing business if I can.  What I can’t do is undertake to read/critique your manuscript.  Nor can I help you find a publisher or agent.  Sorry, but if I said yes to the many requests I get I’d spend all my time reading your work and never doing my own.  The best advice I can offer if you want to be a writer is … write.  A lot.  And read copiously too, to learn from the way others do it. 
Good luck!


In the April update I recalled a strip I wrote for the Future Shocks section of the British comic 2000AD called ‘The Rescue’.  What I didn’t know was that the publisher, Rebellion, had scheduled the first volume collecting all the Future Shock strips.  
The Complete Future Shocks 01: 1977-1981 has now been published, containing my modest contribution.  Future Shocks were short, always had a twist in their tail and remain very inventive and entertaining. 
The way the comics industry worked in those days meant that writers and artists consigned all rights to the publisher in perpetuity for the initial fee.  So no residuals/royalties then, but we all knew that.  Still, it’s nice to be in a volume alongside some of the finest comicbook writers and artists.