It’s time once again to get your entries in for Australia’s premier speculative fiction awards. The Aurealis Awards celebrate the year’s best in Australian (and Australian-adjacent) science fiction, fantasy and horror writing.
And this year – I’m a judge! I’ve volunteered to be on the judging panel for the Anthologies/Collections category, which means I’ll be frantically ploughing through dozens of volumes of collected works before the end of the year. Whether it’s single-author collections or short story anthologies based around some unifying theme (which could be as broad as “in the science fiction genre” or as specific as “stories about dogs fighting ghosts”), if it was published in Australia or by an Australian in 2020, I may well be reading it. (Check out the Aurealis rules for more information on eligibility and how to submit entries).
Best of luck to everyone in the running for this year’s awards!
 Needless to say, if anyone has published an anthology about dogs fighting ghosts, I am ethically obliged to disclose my extreme disposition to showering it with All The Awards. Luckily there are several other people on the panel, all of them likely more sensible than me.
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