I’m very behind on blogging about stuff, but that’s because Chinese New Year has been kicking my arse. But I’m finally back at my desk and catching up, and I’m very happy to report that my story from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction last year, “The Chart of the Vagrant Mariner”, has been nominated for a Ditmar Award in the Best Short Story category. What a treat! If you’re a member (full or supporting) of this year’s Contact in Brisbane, or you were a member (full or supporting) of Swancon 40 last year, then you’re eligible to vote in the Ditmar Awards. Of course, I’d love your vote if you think my story is worthy. This is my fifth Ditmar nomination, but I’ve yet to land the shiny, so it would be cool to make that final hurdle. To ease your voting, I’ve made the story available to read here:

“The Chart of the Vagrant Mariner” (6,500 words), from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2015 issue. Click here (or Right Click and Save As) for a PDF: http://bit.ly/1JUyVCY

And of course, if you’re eligible to vote, please please please get involved and do so. The more people voting, the better the awards are.

Congratulations to all the nominees! You can find them here: http://bit.ly/214KiR1

And as I write this, the Aurealis Award finalists have also just been announced. Congratulations to everyone listed there too! You can find that set of shortlists here: http://bit.ly/1PPztge

Isn’t award season an exciting time!