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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Various Awards Happening At The Moment

I am delighted to say that Margo Lanagan's Sea Hearts aka  The Brides Of Rollrock Island outside Australia, has been short listed for the Stella Award for Aussie women's writing. I reviewed it on this web site soon after it came out and still love it. Fingers crossed that it wins!

The Aurealis Awards short list is out, announced here. Alas, you can't vote for this, as it's judged, but Margo's novel is there too, along with Kate Forsyth's Bitter Greens and one of Juliet Marillier's wonderful Sevenwaters novels, which are set in Ireland and began with an adaptation of "The Wild Swans" fairy tale. I can only say I am glad I don't have to judge among these three! There are two Andromeda Spaceways stories there - neither of them,alas, mine - sniff!

There's one more, which you can still nominate, between now and April 1. It's the Chronos Awards for Victorian spec fic writing, the eligibles listed here. This is our answer to the West Australian Tin Ducks. Anyone can nominate a book or short story or even a blog, under "fan writer". The details are here.

I wouldn't be human if I didn't ask you to nominate something of mine. In the past year I sold three eligible short stories, to ASIM, Light Touch Paper Stand Clear and Mythic Resonance. All of them are available as ebooks and well worth reading, even if you choose someone else's story, but remember it has to be someone living in Victoria. Or you can nominate this blog, as body of work, for "best fan writer".

Or you can just go to one of the above links and nominate whoever you like. :-) 

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