The shortlists for the Aurealis Awards are out and there are some wonderful works nominated.
I’m truly grateful and humble to have six noms this year.
“St Dymphna’s School for Poison Girls” and “The Badger Bride” are up for Best Fantasy Short Story along with great work by Thoraiya Dyer, Charlotte Nash and Deb Kalin.
“Home and Hearth” is up for Best Horror Short Story, again with fantastic work by Kirstyn McDermott, Garth Nix, James Bradley and Deb Biancotti.
And last but not least, The Bitterwood Bible, Black-Winged Angels, and The Female Factory (co-written with the fabulous Lisa L. Hannett) are all on the Best Collection shortlist, with very fine works from Rosaleen Love, Simon Petrie, and Ian McHugh.
Congrats to all my friends and colleagues!
And a HUGE thanks to the organisers and the judges – a LOT of work goes into this task!
The full list is here.