The Norma 2020

I’m absolutely delighted to have a story on the Norma shortlist for 2020! The Norma K. Hemming Award, which is designed to recognise excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a published speculative fiction work.

And I’m absolutely honoured to share this list with these amazing authors:

The finalists for the Short Fiction (stories up to 17,500 words) are:

“Like Ripples on a Blank Shore”, J S Breukelaar (Collision: Stories, Meerkat Press)

“The Mark”, Grace Chan (Verge 2019: Uncanny, Monash University Publishing)

“‘Scapes Made Diamond”, Shauna O’Meara (Interzone 280)

“The Promise of Saints”, Angela Slatter (A Miscellany of Death, Egaeus Press)

Winter’s Tale, Nike Sulway & Shauna O’Meara (Twelfth Planet Press)

“Rats”, Marlee Jane Ward (Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOZYA Stories, Walker Books Australia)

The finalists for the Long Work category are:

Collision: Stories, J S Breukelaar (Meerkat Press)

From Here On, Monsters, Elizabeth Bryer (Pan Macmillan Australia)

The Old Lie, Claire G Coleman (Hachette Australia)

Blackbirds Sing, Aiki Flinthart (CAT Press)

Ghost Bird, Lisa Fuller (University of Queensland Press)

Darkdawn, Jay Kristoff (HarperCollins Publishers)

The Trespassers, Meg Mundell (University of Queensland Press)

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