The nominees for the 2013 Australian Shadows Awards, the award presented annually by the Australian Horror Writers Association and recognizing the excellence in horror fiction written or edited by an Australian, have been announced. The winners will be announced next Thursday.
“Undead Kelly” by Timothy Bowden (Severed Press)
“Topsiders” by Scott Tyson (Legume Man Books)
“809 Jacob Street” by Marty Young (Black Beacon Books)
PAUL HAINES SHADOWS AWARD FOR LONG FICTION:
“Soul Killer” by Robert Hood (Zombies vs Robots: Diplomacy, IDW Publishing)
“The Home for Broken Dolls” by Kirstyn McDermott (Caution: Contains Small Parts, Twelfth Planet Press)
“The Unwanted Women of Surrey” by Kaaron Warren (Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, Tor Books)
“Nip, Tuck, Zip, Pluck” by John Paul Fitch (Diabolique)
“Fence Lines” by Joanne Anderton (The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories, FableCroft Publishing)
“The Nest” by C.S. McMullen (Nightmare Magazine, September 2013)
“Caterpillars” by Debbie Cowens (Baby Teeth – Bite Sized Tales of Terror, Paper Road Press)
“The Dead Way” by J.C. Hart (Baby Teeth – Bite Sized Tales of Terror, Paper Road Press)
There is no shortlist, but there is a winner which will be announced together with the other awards’ recipients.
“Midnight Echo 9” edited by Geoff Brown (Australian Writers Horror Association)
“A Killer Among Demons” edited by Craig Bezant (Dark Prints Press)
“Baby Teeth – Bite Sized Tales of Terror” edited by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray (Paper Road Press)
“Star Quake 1” edited by Sophie Yorkston (IFWG Publishing Australia)
Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees!