Australian Shadows Awards
2019 Finalists

The Australasian Horror Writers Association announced the shortlists for the Australian Shadows Awards 2019 today. 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.

COLLECTED WORKS

  • Collision: Stories by J.S. Breukelaar
  • Figments and Fragments by Deborah Sheldon
  • Served Cold by Alan Baxter

EDITED WORKS

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fusion by Kate Richards
  • Shepherd by Catherine Jinks
  • The Flower and the Serpent by Madeleine D’Este

[Via SFFANZ.]

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