Some pretty cool news today with the my short story, “The Bone Maiden”, named as a finalist in the 2015 Australian Shadows Awards, short fiction category!
The Bone Maiden is a dark fairy tale, which was selected by editor Sophie Yorkston for SQ Mag #20 back in May last year.
You can read The Bone Maiden for free in SQ Mag HERE!
The Shadows Awards are hosted annually by the Australian Horror Writers Association. I was also a judge this year for the graphic novel category.
I urge you all to congratulate and check out the full list of finalists in all the categories because they all deserve to be read! Here’s the official press release:
Australian Shadows Awards
The Australian Horror Writers Association is excited to announce the shortlisted finalists for the 2015 Australian Shadows Awards. These works represent the best in Australian and New Zealand horror published in 2015.
The Australian Shadows awards are the only Australian award dedicated solely to the very best in horror fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels and recognise those works that crawl under your skin and linger long after the final pages.
Our volunteer judges have worked tirelessly to work through hundreds of entries and made some tough decisions to narrow it down to the final shortlists. The Association would like to extend our congratulations to those who have made it this far and thank those that who entered works in this year’s awards.
Winners will be announced via a Facebook awards ceremony on Friday, April 22 at 8pm (AEST).
The shortlisted works are
The Paul Haines Award for Long Fiction
In Vaulted Halls Entombed – Alan Baxter
The Haunting of Gillespie House – Darcy Coates
Night Shift – Dirk Flinthart
The Whimper – Robert Hood
Bloodlines – Amanda Pillar
Lighthouses – Cameron Trost
Midnight Echo 11 – Kaaron Warren
Blurring the Line – Marty Young
The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After – Shane Jiraiya Cummings
Peripheral Visions: The Collected Ghost Stories – Rob Hood
Cherry Crow Children – Deborah Kalin
The Bone Maiden – Greg Chapman
Eight Seconds – Pandora Hope
El Caballo Muerte – Martin Livings
Perfect Little Stitches – Deborah Sheldon
Mine Intercom – Kaaron Warren
The Road to Golgotha – G.N. Braun & Amanda J Spedding
Troll – Michael Michalandos
The Monster – Ben Rosenthal
Undad – Shane W. Smith
The Rocky Wood Award for Non-fiction and Criticism
Winner to be announced
The Catacombs – Jeremy Bates
The Haunting of Blackwood House – Darcy Coates
The Transgressions Cycle: The Mothers – Mike Jones
The Transgressions Cycle: The Reparation – Mike Jones
The Big Smoke – Jason Nahrung