Aurealis Awards

Belated congratulations to the Aurealis Award winners, especially Sean’s/Russell’s win for Magic Dirt and Kirstyn’s well-deserved win in the Horror short story section. And in case you’re wondering what happened to Black Box in the AAs … now the awards are done, I can reveal it was withdrawn from consideration. If you ever catch me […]

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Aurealis Awards (the good)

The Aurealis Award nominees have been announced and it was great to see some mates amongst the names. A big shout out especially to Nathan Burrage, Rob Hood, and Ian McHugh, who are getting some well-deserved recognition for their work. Nice one, fellas. Congratulations to all those authors, editors, and publishers working tirelessly out there […]

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Year of the Pig

It’s been a couple of months… I owe some deserving people emails, but before I get to those, I thought I’d post a bit of an update The Year of the Pig was just that. One of those Annus Horriblises worth forgetting. Two things came out of it – a pretty successful string of short […]

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Fiction summary

Aurealis Awards judging has been occupying much of my time lately, which is not surprising given the looming deadline. Reading over the horror fiction for the year has put me in a reflective mood. I haven’t written anything for what seems like an eternity but the publications have ticked over this year, including some recent […]

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Back… sort of

Back. Sort of. Well, not really. It’s a long and continuing story. Thanks to those kind souls who enquired about my absence. For the interested, while my writing this year has been slow and sporadic, the publications continue. Intriguingly (especially for someone perhaps best known for flash fiction), I appear to have drifted into novelette/novella […]

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Awards judging

It’s now official. I am one of the judges for the 2007 Australian Shadows Award. I am also the Convenor of the Horror Division of the 2007 Aurealis Awards. The respective awards bodies will undoubtedly unveil all soon.

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Aurealis Awards postscript

I have volunteered to act as the Convenor of the Horror Division of the Aurealis Awards this year. I have volunteered my services to assist the Aurealis Awards director. I have also volunteered to act as a judge this year for the AHWA’s Australian Shadows Award. I’m aware that every horror story I have published […]

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Aurealis Award winners

Congratulations to all the Aurealis Award winners! It’s affirming to see I predicted well from a couple of posts ago. The only one I had incorrect was Stephen Dedman’s “Dead of Winter”, which I had listed as should win instead of will win (so it’s a win in my book!). It’s particularly pleasing to see […]

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Small press miscellania

Aurealis AwardsFirstly, congratulations to all the Aurealis Awards nominees. A mostly complete list (some information has yet to be released) is available on HorrorScope. Small press in generalI’ve tried to hold my tongue, really tried, but there’s been a spate of incidents of unprofessionalism in the Australian small press that has left me disgusted, gobsmacked, […]

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