Australian Shadows Awards 2017


On June 9 the Australasian Horror Writers Association announced the Australian Shadows Awards 2017 at Continuum XIV: Conjugation.

The juried award is given in seven categories for work by an Australasian author that has horror/dark fiction content either as a focal point or an integral element of the work, and the intent of the work must be to disturb or inspire fear in the reader. Eligible genres/sub-genres include horror, dark fiction, dark fantasy, and paranormal fiction.

The Rocky Wood Award for Non-Fiction and Criticism

  • The Body Horror Book, Claire Fitzpatrick. (Oscillate Wildly Press)

Best Written Work in a Comic/Graphic Novel

No Award.

Best Edited Work

  • Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 1, Steve Proposch, Christopher Sequeira & Bryce Stevens. (IFWG Publishing)

Best Collected Work

  • Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories, Deborah Sheldon. (IFWG Publishing)

Short Fiction

  • The Banksia Boys, Matthew J Morrison. (Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #66)

The Paul Haines Award for Long Fiction

  • Ismail’s Expulsion, Brian Craddock. (Between the Tracks, Things in the Well)

Best Novel

    • Corpselight (Verity Fassbinder Book 2), Angela Slatter. (Jo Fletcher Books)

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