Feb. 14th, 2009

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...for awards!

Firstly, the shortlist for the Australian Shadows award have been announced here. Some surprises on the list, not so much from what's nominated (all extremely worthy nominees) as what's not. [livejournal.com profile] fearofemeralds's Aurealis Award-winning "Painlessness" is a notable omission, though I guess, since she's the director of the awards, that might have been due to a perceived conflict of interest. Still, the best should always out, surely? I'm also very disappointed in myself not to make the list; it's always the way, the years I think I have a really strong output, it all comes to naught, while the years I think I've been weaker I tend to do better in the nominations field. It proves that I have absolutely no idea what the hell I'm doing, clearly!

Secondly, nominations for the West Australian Science Fiction Foundation awards (better known as the Tin Ducks) are now open. I've nominated my favourite WA-written story of last year, [livejournal.com profile] battblush's "The Conductor's Tale" from Canterbury 2100. I've decided not to nominate myself this time around, as it feels self-serving, plus, y'know, probably not even going to Swancon anyway! But if anyone else REALLY wants to, my eligible works last year were:

"Bedbugs", Voices
"The Dead Priest's Tale", Canterbury 2100
"Piggies", Midnight Echo Issue 1
"Catharsis", Black Box
"3:17AM", Black Box
"Skin Songs", 2012


Although, actually, come to think of it, please don't nominate me. That'll make a clean sweep of all the awards this year, no nominations whatsoever, which would be awesome... in a perverse kind of way!

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