Ditmar Awards 2010 – collected works

With the news that Ditmar Award nominations have now opened, I’d better polish these Ditmar recommendation posts off soon (well, before everyone gets their nominations in, anyway). Once I wrap these up (in the next couple of days), I’ll post a convenient summary of my recommendations.

Onto the Collected Work category, which is probably my favourite for the year. There was plenty of top notch collections and anthologies published last year, but my picks are:

  • Shards by Shane Jiraiya Cummings (Brimstone Press)
  • Midnight Echo #2, edited by Angela Challis & Shane Jiraiya Cummings (AHWA)
  • Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror Volume 3, edited by Angela Challis (Brimstone Press)
  • Slice of Life by Paul Haines (The Mayne Press)
  • Festive Fear, edited by Stephen Clark (Tasmaniac Publications)
  • Grants Pass, edited by Amanda Pillar & Jennifer Brozek (Morrigan Books)
  • Eclectisim, edited by Craig Bezant (Dark Prints Press)

In order to speed things up, I won’t list the virtues of each (because quite frankly, if you’re not aware of the awesomeness of these works, it’s too late to talk them up now).

There was also:

  • In Bad Dreams 2, edited by Sharyn Lilley (Eneit Press)
  • A Book of Endings by Deborah Biancotti (Twelfth Planet Press)
  • Masques, edited by Gillian Polack & Scott Hopkins (CSFG Publishing)
  • Spare Key by R. Frederick Hamilton (LegumeMan Books)
  • Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, edited by ASIM co-op
  • Aurealis, edited by Stuart Mayne

Next, the art categories… Best Artwork and Fan Artist…



  1. Tehani says:

    Hi Shane

    Was Midnight Echo #3 published in 2009 as well? I’ve had authors ask me to add their stories from that issue.

    I’ve started a Google Docs spreadsheet for eligible work: https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AhAUWipZqrNWdFljalBZWmJwSnc1cTJVT2s0ZnlMLVE&hl=en_GB

    Will add your recommendations there.

  2. Shane Jiraiya Cummings says:

    Hi Tehani,

    That’s a useful resource, thanks (although a lot of the horror stuff – and specifically my stuff – was not entered in the AAs).

    Midnight Echo #3 was also published in 2009 (October). It was edited by Stephen Studach.