It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the cream of Australia’s horror writing crop with the Australian Shadows Awards.
These awards, co-ordinated by the Australian Horror Writers Association recognise the best in horror in the edited work, collection, novel, long and short fiction categories.
Having judged the Shadows last year I know how difficult it can be to pick the best of the best when there are so many talented authors, editors and publishers out there.
But here is the list of finalists announced on June :
For Edited Publication:
MIDNIGHT ECHO 9, BY GEOFF BROWN
A KILLER AMONG DEMONS, BY CRAIG BEZANT
BABY TEETH – BITE SIZED TALES OF TERROR, BY DAN RABARTS AND LEE MURRAY
STAR QUAKE 1, BY SOPHIE YORKSTON
For Collected Works:
This year, there is no shortlist. In 7 days, the winner will be announced.
For Short Fiction:
NIP, TUCK, ZIP, PLUCK, BY JOHN PAUL FITCH
FENCE LINES, BY JOANNE ANDERTON
THE NEST, BY C.S. MCMULLEN
CATERPILLARS, BY DEBBIE COWENS
THE DEAD WAY, BY JC HART
For the PAUL HAINES SHADOWS AWARD for LONG FICTION:
SOUL KILLER, BY ROBERT HOOD
THE HOME FOR BROKEN DOLLS, BY KIRSTYN MCDERMOTT
THE UNWANTED WOMEN OF SURREY, BY KAARON WARREN
UNDEAD KELLY, BY TIMOTHY BOWDEN
TOPSIDERS, BY SCOTT TYSON
809 JACOB STREET, BY MARTY YOUNG
The list of finalists in the Edited category is pretty exciting as I contributed to Midnight Echo Issue 9 with some artwork and a story in A Killer Among Demons.
Good luck to all the finalists. I look forward to the announcement about the winners!