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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. [ 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, [ 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!

Date: 2009-02-14 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL. Your record might be ruined.

Date: 2009-02-14 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Just to clarify, nothing written by myself or any of the judges was deemed eligible for consideration in AusShadows. It's a clear conflict of interest. Possibly less clear in the case of the Awards Director, who has no input into the judging process, but still it doesn't look good.

For this reason, a whole bunch of fine horror works were cut from possible nomination. Including Midnight Echo, as an entity in its own right, (for which I apologise profusely to my co-editor, Ian Mond) and all Brimstone Press publications, because Shane was a judge. Individual stories within these publications, I hasten to add, were eligible (Paul Haines' story from Black being a case in point).

Date: 2009-02-14 01:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I thought that was the case, but even so... yah boo sucks! :(


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