Awards eligibility post 2018

Nov 19, 2018

It’s that time of year again when people start thinking about all the good stuff they’ve read in order to nominate their favourites for awards. And that means it’s time for us writers to remind everyone of all the good stuff we’ve had published in the last calendar year, in case things get forgotten. So with the Stokers, Nebula, Hugo and other awards all around the corner, here’s all my stuff published in 2018 and the category it’s eligible in:

This is for work over 40,000 words.

DEVOURING DARK – eligible for horror and fantasy awards.

HIDDEN CITY – eligible for horror and fantasy awards.

OVERLORD – eligible for horror awards.

This is for work between 17,501 and 40,000 words.

MANIFEST RECALL – eligible for horror and crime awards.

This is for stories up to 7,500 words.

“Simulacrum of Hope” – Strange Aeons Magazine (ed. Justin Steele, October 2018) – eligible in horror and fantasy categories.

“Waters Strangely Clear” – What October Brings (ed. Douglas Draa, Celaeno Press, October 2018) – eligible in horror and fantasy categories.

“Crying Demon” – Suspended In Dusk 2 (ed. Simon Dewar, Grey Matter Press, August 2018) – eligible in horror and fantasy categories.

“Her Grief In My Halls” – Te Kōrero Ahi Kā anthology (ed. Grace Bridges, Lee Murray, Aaron Compton, SpecFicNZ, March 2018) – eligible in horror categories.

So that’s my output for the year. It seems like a lot, but publishing can be like that sometimes. Strangely, I’ve had a lot of books out this year but only a few short stories. Usually it’s the other way around. Anyway, if you’ve read any of these and think they’re worthy of an award, and you’d like to nominate or recommend them, I can’t thank you enough. Apart from the obvious pleasure of being nominated for or winning awards, the shortlistings also do wonders to help with a book or author’s visibility, which directly translates to new readers. And more readers is really what it’s all about. All the awards in the world don’t compare to a large and enthusiastic readership. So to everyone who’s read my work, thank you! Please tell your friends if you’ve enjoyed your reading.


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