Wow! I’m a finalist in the Australian Shadows Awards. TWICE! Served Cold in Best Collected Works and “The Ocean Hushed the Stones” (from Served Cold) in Best Short Fiction. Amazing. Huge thanks to the judges. BIG congrats to all the finalists! Shortlists here:

COLLECTED WORKS

Finalists:

Collision: Stories by J.S. Breukelaar

Figments and Fragments by Deborah Sheldon

Served Cold by Alan Baxter

 

EDITED WORKS

Finalists:

Beside the Seaside: Tales from the Day-Tripper edited by Steve Dillon

Trickster’s Treats #3 – the Seven Deadly Sins Edition edited by Marie O’Regan and Lee Murray

Midnight Echo #14 edited by Deborah Sheldon

 

GRAPHIC NOVEL

Finalists:

The Eldritch Kid: The Bone War written by Christian D. Read

Matinee written by Emmett O’Cuana

Geebung Polo Club written by Shauna O’Meara (adapted from a Banjo Patterson poem)

DCeased written by Tom Taylor

 

THE ROCKY WOOD AWARD FOR NON-FICTION AND CRITICISM

Finalists:

Suffer the Little Children by Kris Ashton

Horror and the paranormal, chapter 8 of Writing Speculative Fiction by Eugen Bacon

The Danse Macabre by Kyla Lee Ward

Horror Movies That Mean Something and Childhood Trauma Manifested by Maria Lewis

 

PAUL HAINES AWARD FOR LONG FICTION

Finalists:

Supermassive Black Mass by Matthew R. Davis

The Neverwhere Line by Matthew J. Morrison

Out of Darkness by Chris Mason

Enemy of My Enemy by Rick Kennett

1862 by C.J. Halbard

 

POETRY

Finalists:

 Brine and Vanishings by Hester J. Rook

Taxonomy of Captured Roses by Hester J. Rook

Please Do Not Feed the Animals by Anne Casey

Separation by Jay Caselberg

Ode to a Black Hole by Charles Lovecraft

Boat of a Million Years by Kyla Lee Ward

 

SHORT FICTION

Finalists:

Steadfast Shadowsong by Matthew R. Davis

Vivienne & Agnes by Chris Mason

The Ocean Hushed the Stones by Alan Baxter

Ava Rune by J.S. Breukelaar

 

NOVEL

Finalists:

Fusion by Kate Richards

Shepherd by Catherine Jinks

The Flower and the Serpent by Madeleine D’Este