The two big Australian SFF awards released their shortlists within a day of each other this year… and I’m on both!
First the Aurealis Awards, based on a selection of juries that cover each category.
I’m delighted to announce that I have work on four of the shortlists! Girl Reporter, my superhero novella from the Book Smugglers, is up for Best YA Short Story, and Best SF Novella.
My mini short story collection, Please Look After This Angel (and other winged stories) is up for Best Collection, and my story from that book, “The Curse Has Come Upon Me, Cried,” is up for Best Fantasy Short Story.
Girl Reporter has also made an appearance on the Best Novella shortlist for the Ditmars, which is our fan-nominated and voted awards connected to the National SF Convention. Galactic Suburbia got nominated for a Ditmar too!
Over in the William Atheling Jr shortlist, one of my favourite awards (for a piece of SF criticism/review), Twelfth Planet Press has two nominations: for Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E Butler; and also for Ambelin Kwaymullina’s essay for Mother of Invention: “Reflecting on Indigenous Worlds, Indigenous Futurisms and Artificial Intelligence.”