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.
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!