AUREALIS AWARD FINALISTS

We are thrilled to share that three stories we published in 2021 have been shortlisted for Aurealis Awards!

Congratulations to Pamela Jeffs, her story ‘Of Slaves and Lions’ is a finalist in the ‘Best Young Adult Short Story’ category.


Congratulations to Tansy Rayner-Roberts, whose story ‘Way Bread Rising’ is also a finalist in the ‘Best Young Adult Short Story’ category.

The full list of finalists for Best Young Adult Short Story is:

“The Woods Echo Back” – Tania Fordwalker (Beneath Ceaseless Skies #331)

“Don’t Look!” – Lisa Fuller (Hometown Haunts: #LoveOzYA Horror Tales, Wakefield Press)

“Of Slaves and Lions” – Pamela Jeffs (Stories of Survival, Deadset Press)

“Slaughterhouse Boys” – Emma Osborne (Hometown Haunts: #LoveOzYA Horror Tales, Wakefield Press)

“Way-bread Rising” – Tansy Rayner-Roberts (Stories of Survival, Deadset Press)

“Hunger” – Marianna Shek (Hometown Haunts: #LoveOzYA Horror Tales, Wakefield Press)

Congratulations to Melissa Ferguson, whose story ‘For Autumn’ is a finalist in the ‘Best Science Fiction Short Story’ category.

The full list of finalists for ‘Best Science Fiction Short Story’ include:

“He Leaps for the Stars, He Leaps for the Stars” – Grace Chan (Clarkesworld #178)

“For Autumn” – Melissa Ferguson (Revolutions, Deadset Press)

“Honey and a Hanging” – Aiki Flinthart (Tribute, Black Hart Publishing)

“The Reunion” – Emily Fox (Nature: Futures)

“Relict: (noun) A Widow; a Thing Remaining From the Past” – Alison Goodman (Relics, Wrecks & Ruins, CAT Press)

“Legacy of the Species” – Pamela Jeffs, (The Terralight Collection, Four Ink Press)

The Aurealis Awards recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers, and have were established back in 1995. It is a honour to be nominated for such prestigious awards, and are thrilled that the hard work and wonderful stories by each of these wonderful writers

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