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2021 Ditmar SF Awards Nominations!

It’s that time to the year when Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers and fandom nominate favourite collections, short stories, novels and illustrated works.

Celebrating the best of our Australian writers and active members in fandom is a key goal of the Ditmar Awards. For writers and fans, here’s the eligibility list for 2020 – you can nominate your favourites here!

I have a few short stories eligible from 2020, so while you’re nominating favourites, also consider these if you’ve read and enjoyed my writing!

“A Handful of Dead Leaves”, Alannah K. Pearson [ACT], in Greed (Seven Deadly Sins 5), Black Hare Press.

“The Bargain”, Alannah K. Pearson [ACT], in Unnatural Order, CSFG Publishing.

“The Bull of Heaven”, Alannah K. Pearson [ACT], in Taurus: Speculative Fiction Inspired by the Zodiac, Deadset Press.

“The Golden Lion-Monkey”, Alannah K. Pearson [ACT], in Leo: Speculative Fiction Inspired by the Zodiac, Deadset Press.

I would also like to draw attention to a few of my favourites for these categories from 2020:

Best Collected Works

Red New Day & Other Microfictions by Angela Slatter [QLD], Brain Jar Press.

Songs for Dark Seasons by Lisa L. Hannett [SA], Ticonderoga Publications.

Best Novel

Flyaway, Kathleen Jennings [QLD], Pan Macmillan Australia.

Best New Talent

Nikky (N M) Lee [NZ/WA], short stories including work in AntipodeanSF, Breach Magazine, Things In the Well and Deadset Press publications.

Get nominating as entries close midnight 15th August (+10 GMT). Support your favourite writers and active members in fandom!

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Reblog: Black Dogs, Black Tales Update…

A wonderful list of authors pre-selected for this Australian-New Zealand Anthology of Horror, SciFi, Dark Fantasy in support of charity Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

Things in the Well

New Zealand author, Dan Rabarts, poet, writer and editor, Dion Winton-Polak join the list of fantastic writers who have donated their work to this charity project including: Alan Baxter, Peter Blakey-Novis, Octavia Cade, Matthew R. Davis, Melanie Harding-Shaw, Cassie Hart, John Linwood Grant, Christian H. Smith, and Kaaron Warren.


Note: All proceeds for Black Dogs, Black Taleswill go towards raising money and awareness for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, and we cannot wait to share the finished book with you all!

cover draft

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