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Introduction

This page attempts to list people and works eligible for nomination for the 2024 Ditmar Awards (for Australian SF of 2023).

The Ditmar Award is awarded subject to official rules, relevant sections of which (as of 2018) are listed in each category below. Note also the following:

3.1 Timeliness: Works are eligible if they were first published or released anywhere in the world in an edition dated in the calendar year immediately preceding the year the award is held, or dated after the opening of nominations for the year immediately preceding the year the award is held if that is earlier than the start of that year (but after the close of that year).

3.2 Australianness: Nominees are eligible if they were Australian citizens or residents in the year their nominated work was released.

3.3 Eligibility of committee members: The awards will be administered by a sub-committee of the Standing Committee of the Business Meeting of the National Australian Science Fiction Convention, and the members of the sub-committee will not be eligible for an award and may neither nominate nor vote in the awards. The Standing Committee shall rule on issues of conflict of interest.


Best Novel

3.4 Novel: A Novel is any work of sf/f/h of more than 40,000 words.

  • An Example Australian Novel, Writer(s), Publisher (Location). (Example link to more information)

  • 1500 Light Years, Ian Kennedy.
  • A Country of Eternal Light, Paul Dalgarno, Fourth Estate.
  • A Curse of Salt, Sarah Street, Hachette.
  • A Giant's Trek, Nick Stella, Text Publishing.
  • A Hunger of Thorns, Lili Wilkinson, Allen & Unwin.
  • A Message Through Time, Anna Ciddor, Allen & Unwin.
  • A Power Unbound, Freya Marske, Tor.com
  • A Reign of Emerald Fire, Matthew J. Turner, Shawline Publishing Group.
  • A Song of Sorrow (Isles of Bright and Shadow 1), C.E. Page, Enchanted Castle Press.
  • After the Forest, Kell Woods, HarperCollins.
  • Andromeda Bond in Trouble Deep, Brian Falkner, Red Button Press.
  • Archives of Despair, Caleb Finn, Penguin Random House Australia.
  • Asparagus Grass, Adrian Deans, Hague Publishing.
  • Assassin's Creed Mirage: Daughter of No One, Asmodee Entertainment.
  • Beatrix & Fred, Emily Spurr, Text Publishing.
  • Big Red, Aaron McCann and Dominic Pearce.
  • Blood Fever, Laurie Bell, Laurie Bell.
  • Borderland, Graham Akhurst, UWA Publishing.
  • Bunny, S. E. Tolsen, Pan Macmillan Australia.
  • City of Stone and Ruin, Alister Hodge, Screaming Banshee Press.
  • Code Beast, Simon Sellars, Wanton Sun.
  • Cretaceous Canyon, Deborah Sheldon, Severed Press.
  • Dark Heir (Dark Rise 2), C.S. Pacat, Allen & Unwin.
  • Darwin's Eden, Rob Alexander, JumpFish Publishing.
  • Demons and Battleskirts 1, Belinda Crawford, Hendrx & Faust.
  • Descended, Ingrid J. Adams, Shawline Publishing Group.
  • Diabolic Intentions (Demon Guild Books 1), K. M. Starr, Makaka Press.
  • Die for You, Lauren Jackson, Penguin Random House Australia.
  • Dragons of Dusk and Dawn, Simon Higgins, Undo Redo Press.
  • Dream Weaver, Steven Paulsen, IFWG Publishing International.
  • Dreamscape 3: Saving Mermaid Lagoon, Elizabeth Klein.
  • Dronikus, Marko Newman, And Also Books.
  • He who drowned the world, Shelley Parker-Chan, Pan Macmillan.
  • Holly and Oak: Season One, Ash Tough, Shawline Publishing Group.
  • Home Brewed Vampire Bullets, Garth Jones, Pass the Amyl Press.
  • How to be Remembered, Michael Robertson, Allen & Unwin.
  • Immaculate, Anna McGahan, Allan & Unwin.
  • Immortal Mistake, Adele Jones, Rhiza Edge.
  • In the Afterwards, Susan Distel.
  • Jane Doe and the Quill of All Tales, Jeremy Lachlan, Hardie Grant Children's Publishing.
  • Kip of the Mountain, Emma Gourlay, HarperCollins.
  • Leviathan, Greig Beck, Momentum.
  • Mars Underground, H.M. Waugh, Allen & Unwin.
  • Memories Don't Lie, Pauline Yates, Black Hare Press.
  • Minds of Sand and Light, Kylie Chan, HarperCollins.
  • Mockingbird: Strike Out, Maria Lewis, Asmodee Entertainment.
  • Monster of Fate (The Vampires of Knightsbridge 1), Scarlett Knox, Sleeping Dragon Books.
  • My Brother's Unicorn, John Anthony James.
  • Nadir (Clemhorn 2), Andrew J. Harvey, Winged Hussar Publishing.
  • Never a Hero (Only a Monster 2), Vanessa Len, Allen * Unwin.
  • Nightbirds, Kate J. Armstrong, Allen & Unwin.
  • Notes on Her Colour, Jennifer Neal, Penguin Random House.
  • On Scimitars and Scalpels, Timothy Gerrard, Shawline Publishing Group.
  • Orphia and Euridicius, Elyce John, HarperCollins.
  • Our Vitreous Womb, Haldane B. Doyle, Courante Ink.
  • Philomella and the Impossible Forest, Doris Brett, Hardie Grant Publishing.
  • Polyphemus, Zachary Ashford, DarkLit Press.
  • Powerless, Jacqueline Pretty, Pandora Books.
  • Rada (Tales of Altaica 1), Tracy M. Joyce, Cassilis and Co.
  • Rise of Asur 1: The Beginning, Julie Finn, Shawline Publishing Group.
  • Secondhand Daylight, Eugen Bacon and Andrew Hook, Cosmic Egg Books.
  • Serengotti, Eugen Bacon, Transit Lounge Publishing.
  • Sister, Anthony Peacey.
  • Soft Dim Skies, Simon Petrie.
  • Some Shall Break (None Shall Sleep 2), Ellie Marney, Allen & Unwin.
  • Spice Road, Maiya Ibrahim, Hodder & Stoughton.
  • Star-Scorched Fingertips, Melissa Ferguson, Android Press.
  • Temora and the Dreamers, Kate Gordon, Wombat Books.
  • Temora and the Wordsnatcher, Kate Gordon, Wombat Books.
  • Terra Utopia, Phil Moore, Virtual Worlds.
  • The Anatomy of Songs, Megan White, New Dawn Publishing.
  • The Blood-Born Dragon (The Everlands Cycle 1), J.C. Rycroft, BattleWarrior Press.
  • The Bridge to Magic (The Sundered Web 1), Alex Thornbury, Shadow Lore Publishing.
  • The Chalice Well (The Dumnonian Compass 2), S. B. Postlewhite, Shawline Publishing Group.
  • The Chasm (The Glacian Trilogy 2), Stacey McEwan, Watkins Media.
  • The Cloud Captains: Arcus Project, Jacqui Hodder, Blue Wren Press.
  • The Comforting Weight of Water, Roanna McClelland, Wakefield Press.
  • The Council: A Psi's Revenge, Jay X. Lee.
  • The Devil's Dancers, Christine Kelly.
  • The Dragon of the Drowned World, K. S. Nikakis, SOV Media.
  • The Elizion Shield (Elizion 1), Elizabeth Klein.
  • The End of Everything we Know, Aaaron Harvie, Blood, Brains & Aliens.
  • The Fermi Paradox: Breaking Point (The Fermi Paradox 1), Scott Cirakovic, Ocean Reeve Publishing.
  • The Fermi Paradox: Contact (The Fermi Paradox 2), Scott Cirakovic, Ocean Reeve Publishing.
  • The Fortune Maker, Catherine Norton, Angus & Robertson.
  • The Girl Who Can Fly, Olivia Opal, Shawline Publishing Group.
  • The Graveyard Shift, Maria Lewis, Watkins Media.
  • The Hats of Marvello, Amanda Graham, Harper Collins.
  • The Hidden Keystone (The Salt Lines 1), Nathan Burrage, IFWG Publishing International.
  • The Hotel Witch, Jessica Miller, Text Publishing.
  • The Impossible Secret of Lillian Velvet (Kingdoms and Empires 5), Jaclyn Moriarty, Allen & Unwin.
  • The Isles of the Gods, Amie Kaufman, Allen & Unwin.
  • The Jawbone & The Junkman (Books of Before & Now 2), Jason Fischer, Outland Entertainment.
  • The Knights of Avalon, S. K. Wilson, Shawline Publishing Group.
  • The Lonely Lighthouse of Elston-Fright, Reece Carter, Allen & Unwin.
  • The Non-Magical Declan Moore (Winterthorn 1), Nathan Taylor, Magpie Drive Press.
  • The Perilous Promotion of Trilby Moffatt, Kate Temple, Lothian Children's Books.
  • The Pitfalls of Being a Goddess, Eva Leppard, Between the Lines Publishing.
  • The Rising (The Branded Season 2), Jo Riccioni, Pantera Press.
  • The Ruptured Sky (Gardens of War & Wasteland 1), Jessica A. McMinn, Jessica A. McMinn.
  • The Sinister Booksellers of Bath, Garth Nix, Allen & Unwin.
  • The Sisterhood, Ben Hastings, Shawline Publishing Group.
  • The Soul Thief, Madeline Te Whiu, New Dawn Publishing.
  • The Spider and her Demons, sydney khoo, Penguin Random House Australia.
  • The Strange Taste of Metal (John Spark 1), K. A. Burgess.
  • The Tangled Lands, Glenda Larke, Wizard's Tower Press.
  • The Tower Between, Mark Kramarzewski, Shawline Publishing Group.
  • The Way of Unity, Sarah K. Balstrup, Burning Mirror Press.
  • The Weaver, Melanie Kanicky, MidnightSun Publishing.
  • The Will of the Many (Hierarchy 1), James Islington, Text Publishing.
  • This Camp is Doomed, Anna Zobel, Penguin Random House Australia.
  • Traitor's Run (The Lenticular 1), Keith Stevenson, coeur de lion publishing.
  • Tumbleglass, Kate Constable, Allen & Unwin.
  • Turn & Peep, Mike Cullen, M. R. Cullen.
  • Unholy Terrors, Lyndall Clipstone, Penguin Random House Australia.
  • Viewer Discretion Advised, Angus Stevens, Shawline Publishing Group.
  • We Dream of Gods, Devin Madson, Orbit.
  • We Who Are Forged in Fire, Kate Murray, Hardie Grant Children's Publishing.
  • When Dark Roots Hunt, Zena Shapter, MidnightSun Publishing.
  • When Ghosts Call Us Home, Katya de Beccerra, Page Street Publishing.
  • Wylah the Koorie Warrior 2: Custodians, Jordan Gould and Richard Pritchard, Allen & Unwin.


Best Novella or Novelette

3.5 Novella or Novelette: A Novella or Novelette is any work of sf/f/h of 7,500 to 40,000 words.

"An Example Australian Novella or Novelette", Writer(s), in Containing Publication, Publisher (Location). (Example link to more information)


  • "A Marked Man", T. R. Napper, in Grimdark Magazine, 36.
  • "A Mirage in the Memory", Simon Tull, in A Mirage in the Memory, Ultraluminal.
  • "Bitters", Kaaron Warren, in Bitters, Cemetery Dance Publications.
  • "Black Fox & Bitterbind" (Tracks 1), Leanbh Pearson, in Black Fox & Bitterbind, Quill Lore.
  • "Broken Paradise", Eugen Bacon, in Broken Paradise (Luna Novella 13), Luna Press Publishing.
  • "Crimea River", Simon Petrie, in The 1001 Top Immortality Treatments You Must Try Before You Die.
  • "Cryptid Killers 2: Hybrid Hell", Alister Hodge, in Cryptid Killers 2: Hybrid Hell, Severed Press.
  • "Egg in Your Pants", Jay Bird, in Egg in Your Pants, Shawline Publishing Group.
  • "Eight or Die", Thoraiya Dyer, in Clarkesworld 206 and 207.
  • "Gravé of Small Birds, Kaaron Warren, in Christmas and Other Horrors, Titan Books.
  • "Home", Alexander Michael, in Home.
  • "Ignore the Dead Bodies, Please", Gillian Polack, in This Fresh Hell, Clan Destine Press.
  • "In Search of Thylacine", Rob Bleckly and Robert N. Stephenson, in Out of Their Minds, Blackwood Writers Group.
  • "Inside the Notebook", Peter Hodkinson, in Inside the Notebook, Shawline Publishing Group.
  • "Ione of Vrakos and the Sea Demons", Clare Rhoden, in The Blood of Eziliath, Black Ink Fiction.
  • "Killware", Tim Hawken, in Killware, Seahawk Press.
  • "Monster Island", George Ivanoff, in Monster Island, Penguin Radom House Australia.
  • "On the Elucidation of a Low-Temperature Enzymatic Synthesis of Z-2-Butene", Simon Petrie, in The 1001 Top Immortality Treatments You Must Try Before You Die.
  • "Once We Flew", Nikky Lee, in Once We Flew.
  • "Oraculum Tenebrae", Matthew R. Davis, in Eidolotry #5, Psycho Toxin Press.
  • "Pandora Unleashed", A.A. Warne, in Pandora Unleashed, A.A. Warne.
  • "Peer Review", Andrew Sullivan, in Analog Science Fiction & Fact, September/October 2023.
  • "Pepper Masalah and the Flying Carpet", Rosanne Hawke, in Pepper Masalah and the Flying Carpet Wombat Books.
  • "Pepper Masalah and the Giant Bird", Rosanne Hawke, in Pepper Masalah and the Giant Bird Wombat Books.
  • "Pepper Masalah and the Temple of Cats", Rosanne Hawke, in Pepper Masalah and the Temple of Cats Wombat Books.
  • "Pickalee Saves Christmas" in Pickalee Saves Christmas (Pickalee The Pixie Detective 2), Scott G. Gibson, Scott Gibson.
  • "Pickalee The Pixie Detective" in Pickalee The Pixie Detective, Scott G. Gibson, Scott Gibson.
  • "Radcliffe", Madeleine D'Este, in Radcliffe, Deadset Press.
  • "Ragnarök: A Witch's Curse", Leanbh Pearson, in Ragnarök: A Witch's Curse, Quill Lore.
  • "Raine in the Underlands", E.M. Greville, in Raine in the Underlands (The Lorekeepers 1), Shawline Publishing Group.
  • "Ruby's Syzygy", Matthew R. Davis, in The Black Beacon Book of Horror, Black Beacon Books.
  • "Showdown on Planetoid Pencrux", Garth Nix, in Asimov's Science Fiction, July/August 2023.
  • "Skin White as Snow", A.A. Warne, in Skin White as Snow, A.A. Warne.
  • "Suffer the Darkness", Yolanda Sfetsos, in Suffer the Darkness, DarkLit Press.
  • "Terriswalkeris Terraereginae", Eleanor Whitworth, in Where the Weird Things Are 2, Deadset press.
  • "The Darkest Cargo", Amanda Bridgeman, in The Darkest Cargo (Spud Compton 1), Amanda Bridgeman/Centralis Entertainment.
  • "The Deadlands: Hunted", Skye Melki-Wegner, in The Deadlands 1: Hunted, Walker Books.
  • "The Deadlands: Trapped", Skye Melki-Wegner, in The Deadlands 2: Trapped, Walker Books.
  • "The Deathplace Set", Kaaron Warren, in Vandal: Stories of Damage (Dark Tide 6), Crystal Lake Publishing.
  • "The Deepest Jungle", Amanda Bridgeman, in The Deepest Jungle (Spud Compton 2), Amanda Bridgeman/Centralis Entertainment.
  • "The Deftest Deceit", Amanda Bridgeman, in The Deftest Deceit (Spud Compton 3), Amanda Bridgeman/Centralis Entertainment.
  • "The Family Madness", J. Ashley-Smith, in The Measure of Sorrow: stories.
  • "The Last Ray of Summer", Anthony Ferguson, in Crimes of Hate, Hellbound Books.
  • "The Last to Go", A.D. Lyall, in The Last to Go, Shawline Publishing Group.
  • "The Leaves Forget", Alan Baxter, in The Leaves Forget, PS Publishing.
  • "The Magic Eye", Annie Day, in The Magic Eye, Shawline Publishing Group.
  • "The Measure of Sorrow", J. Ashley-Smith, in The Measure of Sorrow: stories.
  • "The Morass: Servant of the Fly God", Zachary Ashford, in The Morass: Servant of the Fly God, Crystal Lake Publishing.
  • "Those That Pursue Us Yet", Kyla Lee Ward, in Those That Pursue Us Yet, Independent Legions Publishing.
  • "Time for PsyQ", Marti Ward, in Time for Psykids, SupRes.
  • "Vortex on Virtu Prime", Andrew J. Harvey, in Vortex on Virtu Prime (The Portal Adventures 3), Peasantry Press.
  • "Water Fire Kitten", Michael Robertson, in Out of their Minds, Blackwood Writers Group.
  • "Winds of Change", Cameron Cooper, in "'Every Tomorrow Worse (Blaze Ward Presents 7), Knotted Road Press.


Best Short Story

3.6 Short Story: A Short Story is any work of sf/f/h less than 7,500 words.

  • "An Example Australian Short Story", Writer(s), in Containing Publication, Publisher (Location). (Example link to more information)

  • "1284", Matthew R. Davis, in It's a Kind of Magic, Specul8 Publishing.
  • "20th Century Elf", Natasha O'Connor, in Where the Weird Things Are 2, Deadset Press.
  • "返屋企 [faan uk kei]", sydney khoo, in lip, 15 August, 2023.
  • "A Box of Hair and Nail", Geneve Flynn, in PsudoPod 873.
  • "A City Beneath (And How to Hide From It)", Jason Fischer and Martin Livings, in Fission 3, British Science Fiction Association.
  • "A Dark Obsession", Jean Saxby, in A Glimmer of Uncommon Fairy Tales.
  • "A Dead World Wakens", Amy Dawn Buchan, in Aurealis 159.
  • "A Garden Wedding", N. H. Van Der Haar, in AntipodeanSF 297.
  • "A Heart of Ice", Leanbh Pearson, in Dark Fairytales (Quick Bites Chapbook 2), Quill Lore.
  • "An Ill Wind Blows in Antarctica for the New World", David Kernot, in AntipodeanSF 293.
  • "A Mother's Milk", Emma Maguire, in Monstrous Beings and Media Cultures, Amsterdam University Press.
  • "A Pack Apart", Charles Spiteri, in Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, IFWG Publishing International.
  • "A Place for Everyone", Cameron Cooper, in A Place for Everyone, Stories Rule Press.
  • "A Robot Named Tinnie", Anthony Woolley, in AntipodeanSF 300.
  • "A Room of Her Own", Cameron Cooper, in A Room of Her Own, Stories Rule Press.
  • "A Rosella's Home", Samara Lo, in Immigrant Sci-Fi Short Stories, Flametree Press.
  • "A Strange Invitation", Joseph Sullivan, in AntipodeanSF 298.
  • "A Walking Wound", Matthew R. Davis, in Another Name for Darkness, Sans. PRESS.
  • "Adrift", T. J. Weavers, in AntipodeanSF 299.
  • "Advance Austraya, Where?", Michael Barry, in AntipodeanSF 300.
  • "After I Found Her", Claire Low, in This Fresh Hell, Clan Destine Press.
  • "AI and Other Stupid Things", Rodney Sykes, in AntipodeanSF 300.
  • "Alice", Chris Mason, in The First Five Minutes of the Apocalypse, Hungry Shadow Press.
  • "All the Eyes that See", Alan Baxter, in Cosmic Horror Monthly 42.
  • "All Who Are Warriors", Pamela Jeffs, in Precarious Waters, Four Ink Press.
  • "An '80s Tenement Love Story", Anthony Panegyres, in Bourbon Penn 31.
  • "An Undeniable Passion", Garry Dean, in AntipodeanSF 293.
  • "An Unnatural Woman", Leanbh Pearson, in Nightmare Fuel, May 16, 2023.
  • "And Mr. Death Shalln't Have Had No B&B", Anna Tambour, in Death Goes to the Dogs, Oddness.
  • "Angel Wings Are Precious Things", Selena Jane, in Got Game?, Rainforest Writing Retreat.
  • "Antarctica Starts Here", Lucy Sussex, in Overland 250.
  • "At the Hundred Acre Menswear", Simon Petrie, in AntipodeanSF 296.
  • "At the Station", Bryan Keon-Cohen, in AntipodeanSF 297.
  • "Babysitting the Beast", Joseph Sullivan, in AntipodeanSF 296.
  • "Bait", Anthony Ferguson, in Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, IFWG Publishing International.
  • "Beirut Robot Hyenadrome", Thoraiya Dyer, in Shoreline of Infinity 36.
  • "Birds Are Not The Village", Merri Andrew, in Luna Station Quarterly 54.
  • "Black Vine", Anthony Ferguson in Rest in Pieces: Short Stories, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • "Bliss Street", C.Z. Tacks, in Pulp Literature 40.
  • "Blood Born", Pauline Yates, in Midnight Echo 18.
  • "Bobby", Jason Fischer, in Out of Their Minds, Blackwood Writers Group.
  • "Bone White", Nicole Walsh, in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 91.
  • "Bones in Heaven", Anna Tambour, in Death Goes to the Dogs, Oddness.
  • "Boyfriend Material", H.K. Stubbs, in Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, IFWG Publishing International.
  • "Break Your Mommy's Bones", Katya de Becerra, in Castle of Horror Anthology 10: Thinly Veiled Saturday Mournings, Castle Brdge Media.
  • "Bridges", Sean Monaghan, in Asimov's Science Fiction, July/August 2023.
  • "Building", Marlee Jane Ward, in IZ Digital.
  • "Burn for You", Anthony Ferguson in Rest in Pieces: Short Stories, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • "Burning Bright", Aislinn McKenzie, in Villains or Heroes, Northern Beaches Writers' Group.
  • "Burnt Muffins", Gabriel Robertson, in AntipodeanSF 292.
  • "Buttons", Patrick Axford, in Aurealis 158.
  • "BZ1236", Mel Ifield, in AntipodeanSF 294.
  • "Cameo", Deborah Sheldon, in The Black Beacon Book of Horror, Black Beacon Books.
  • "Canis Computing", Nick Hartland, in AntipodeanSF 293.
  • "Can't Sleep? Three Different Brushes to Melt Away Insomnia", Deborah Sheldon, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 90.
  • "Carly's Wish", Andrew Cull, in Morbidologies, Bleeding Edge Books.
  • "Cecaelia's Song", Emily Wyeth, in Mother's Milk, Sempiternal House.
  • "Celine Thornton's Last Day on Earth", Geraldine Borella, in AntipodeanSF 293.
  • "Celsius 451", Simon Petrie, in The 1001 Top Immortality Treatments You Must Try Before You Die.
  • "Change", Susan Cornford, in Hills Hoist 3, The Suburban Review.
  • "Change Your View", Matt Tighe, in Nature, 26 April, 2023.
  • "Children of Summer", Melanie Kennard, in Meniscus Literary Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1.
  • "Clarrie's Dam", Rebecca Fraser, in Where the Weird Things Are 2, Deadset Press.
  • "Color Me Dead", E.J. Delaney, in The Reinvented Detective, Caezik SF & Fantasy.
  • "Coming of Age", Dorothy-Jane Daniels, in Strangely Enough, MidnightSun Publishing.
  • "Contract Lore", Jason Franks, in This Fresh Hell, Clan Destine Press.
  • "Corvus", Keith Williams, in Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, IFWG Publishing International.
  • "Cruel and Unusual", Scott Steensma, in Aurealis 166.
  • "Curses With Benefits", Amy Laurens, in Curses With Benefits, Inkprint Press.
  • "Customer Service", Emily Wyeth, in Mother's Milk, Sempiternal House.
  • "Cuts to Childcare", Tony Owens, in AntipodeanSF 293.
  • "Dad Odyssey", Scott Limbrick, in Debris Magazine 3.
  • "Dangerous Frontiers", Sarah Hegerty, in Got Game?, Rainforest Writing Retreat.
  • "Dead Branch Blues", E.J. Delaney, in The Librarian Card Catalogue, Air and Nothingness Press.
  • "Deals of the Crossroads", Leanbh Pearson, in Dark Halloween (Quick Bites Chapbook 5), Quill Lore.
  • "Death Interrupted", Pamela Jeffs, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Delete World", Christine Betts and Kate Kelsen, in Got Game?, Rainforest Writing Retreat.
  • "Do not be afeared", Joanna Barrett, in AntipodeanSF 300.
  • "Dream Job", Pauline Yates, in Dream Job, Black Hare Press.
  • "Dreams of You", John Davis, in Aurealis 160.
  • "DreamSparkle", Brent McGregor, in Midnight Echo 18.
  • "Drift", Sarah Tegerdine, in Got Game?, Rainforest Writing Retreat.
  • "Drones and Dominions", Matthew R. Davis, in Midnight Echo 18.
  • "Ducking Hell", Helena McAuley, in Where the Weird Things Are 2, Deadset Press.
  • "Dusk", Angela Slatter, in Darkness Beckons, Flame Tree Press.
  • "Earl Grey and Some Glue", Ramez Yoakeim, in Utopia Science Fiction Magazine, June/July 2023.
  • "Earthbound", Alison Evans, in Earthbound, Future You.
  • "Ebbtide", Lisa L. Hannett, in The Fortunate Isles, Egaeus Press.
  • "Efficiensize Your Terrible Imprint", C.H. Pearce, in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 91.
  • "End of the Line", Col Hellmuth, in AntipodeanSF 300.
  • "Every Part of Her", Antoinette Rydyr, in Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, IFWG Publishing International.
  • "Exit Interview", Scott Steensma, in AntipodeanSF 293.
  • "Family Business", Andrew Dana Hudson and Corey J. White, in Analog, November/December 2023.
  • "Fatal Contact", Rob Bleckly, in AntipodeanSF 301.
  • "Feedback", Greg Foyster, in AntipodeanSF 300.
  • "Fell Our Selves", Aline-Mwezi Niyonsenga, in GigaNotoSaurus, February 1, 2023.
  • "Fierce Happening", Trent Jamieson, in The Sunday Morning Transport, 28 May, 2023.
  • "Final Play", Lea Scott, in Got Game?, Rainforest Writing Retreat.
  • "Five Children and I.T.", Marti Ward, in Out of Their Minds, Blackwood Writers Group.
  • "Follow the Water", J. Palmer, in Where the Weird Things Are 2, Deadset Press.
  • "For Love of the Game", Danielle Hughes, in Got Game?, Rainforest Writing Retreat.
  • "Forest-sister", Avril Mulligan, in Luna Station Quarterly 55.
  • "Four Years Minus Twelve Days", Samantha Murray, in Lightspeed 154.
  • "Friends of the Sea Witch", Helena O'Connor, in From the Depths, Wyldblood Press.
  • "Gallow Girls", Louise Pieper, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Genie and Genius", Joseph Sullivan, in AntipodeanSF 300.
  • "Getting On", Edwina Harvey, in AntipodeanSF 300.
  • "Gibberwocky", Michael Barry, in AntipodeanSF 298.
  • "God of the Laptop", Scott M. Sands, in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 91.
  • "Gothic Queen", Jordyn Presley, in Where the Weird Things Are 2, Deadset Press.
  • "Growing Pains", J. Lagrimas, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Grumpy, Go Spare", Michael Barry, in AntipodeanSF 297.
  • "Handsome Fox Thirsts for More", Clare Rhoden, in Languages of Water, MVmedia LLC
  • "Happy Daze", Greg Chapman, in Midnight Masquerade, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • "Hardcore AF", Emily Wyeth, in Mother's Milk, Sempiternal House.
  • "Hell Gully", Pauline Yates, in Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, IFWG Publishing International.
  • "Herald Angles", Matthew R. Davis, in The Nameless Songs of Zadok Allen and Other Things That Should Not Be, JayHenge Publishing.
  • "Here Be Dragons", Tim Borella, in AntipodeanSF 300.
  • "High Note", Steven Raine, in Out of Their Minds, Blackwood Writers Group.
  • "Highway Requiem", T. R. Napper, in The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy, May/June 2023.
  • "Hive", C.Z. Tacks, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Hold On", Owen Godfrey, in AntipodeanSF 302.
  • "Hollywood Animals", Corey J. White, in Interzone 295.
  • "Home is Where the Heart Was", Carol Ryles, in Fission 3, British Science Fiction Association.
  • "House, Meet Your Match", Katya de Becerra, in This Fresh Hell, Clan Destine Press.
  • "How to Hatch a Dragon", Nick Bland, in Bunny and Bird 1: How to Hatch a Dragon, HarperCollins.
  • "Human Beans", Eugen Bacon, in Life Beyond Us"', Laksa Media Groups.
  • "Hunting Rabbits", Tara East, in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 89.
  • "Huntmaster 2000", Tim Borella, in AntipodeanSF 292.
  • "Identification", Tamlyn Dreaver, in Abyss & Apex 87.
  • "Il re giallo", Matthew R. Davis, in Strange Aeon: 2023, MKeaton Presents.
  • "I-M-S-C-A-R-E-D", Brittany Lee, in AntipodeanSF 301.
  • "Imp-Possible", Joseph Sullivan, in AntipodeanSF 293.
  • "In the Deep Dark Woods (Where Black Barked Trees Shine Silver in the Moonlight)", Seaton Kay-Smith, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Indistinguishable from Science", Mark Webb, in AntipodeanSF 293.
  • "Infestation", R. A. O'Brien, in Abyss & Apex 85.
  • "Infinity Grandma", H.K. Stubbs, in Nightmare Fuel, February 10, 2023.
  • "Integrated Learning", C.H. Pearce, in Aurealis 166.
  • "Into the Fire", Chris Mason, in Midnight Echo 18.
  • "Ixodes Holocyclus", Ben Matthews, in Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, IFWG Publishing International.
  • "Jealousy", Simon Petrie, in The 1001 Top Immortality Treatments You Must Try Before You Die.
  • "Jimmy Flip Brings His Little One to Work, and It Comes My Turn to Hold It", C.H. Pearce, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Just Us", Matt Tighe, in Nightmare Fuel, May 28, 2023.
  • "King Henry III's Elephant", Simon Brown, in AntipodeanSF 293.
  • "Kraken's Bane", Alister Hodge, in Blood & Steel (Contact 2), Screaming Banshee Press.
  • "La Vie En Mer", Ephiny Gale, in Utopia Science Fiction Magazine, June/July 2023.
  • "Lady Cheng and the Case of the Nightingale", Geneve Flynn, in Unknown Superheroes vs The forces of Darkness, Ghastly Door Books.
  • "Last Drinks at Bondi Beach", Garth Nix, in Christmas and Other Horrors, Titan Books.
  • "Left to Fester", Zachary Ashford, in Midnight Echo 18.
  • "Lifepiece", Mark Dray, in An Evening of the Spoken Word, Townsville Writers & Publishers Centre.
  • "Lily's War", Susan Cornford, in Ab Terra Flash Fiction 6.
  • "Little Lungs", Nick Slessor, in AntipodeanSF 301.
  • "Lost in Translation", Rob Bleckly, in AntipodeanSF 293.
  • "Love is an Attack Missile Strike", Baden M. Chant, in Aurealis 163.
  • "Love to Travel Local", Emma Louise Gill, in Where the Weird Things Are 2, Deadset Press.
  • "Maintenance Phase", A.D. Ellicott, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Martian Engineering", David Kernot, in AntipodeanSF 296.
  • "Merth and the Fateful Blade", Simon Petrie, in The 1001 Top Immortality Treatments You Must Try Before You Die.
  • "Midnight Masquerade", Greg Chapman, in Midnight Masquerade, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • "Minority Report", Keech Ballard, in AntipodeanSF 294.
  • "Miri", Tim Borella, in Where the Weird Things Are 2, Deadset Press.
  • "Mirror, Mirror", Pauline Yates, in Tales of Fear, Superstition, and Doom, Redwood Press.
  • "Mirror Mirror", Melanie Ifield, in It's a Kind of Magic, Specul8 Publishing.
  • "Moonfall", Alison Evans, in Everything Under the Moon, Affirm Press.
  • "Mother", Claire Fitzpatrick, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Mother's Milk", Emily Wyeth, in Mother's Milk, Sempiternal House.
  • "Move Fast, Break Things", Michael Barry, in AntipodeanSF 301.
  • "Museum of Silences", Michael Gardner, IZ Digital.
  • "Myiassis", J.M. Merryt, in Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, IFWG Publishing International.
  • "Nancy", Christiana Perdis, in AntipodeanSF 293.
  • "Nature is Healing", Simon Petrie, in The 1001 Top Immortality Treatments You Must Try Before You Die.
  • "Nemesisters", Matthew R. Davis, in Nightmare Fuel Magazine, June 22, 2023.
  • "Never Take Me Alive", Melanie Ified, in AntipodeanSF 296.
  • "Never Too Drunk to Remember", Mel Ifield, in AntipodeanSF 297.
  • "Nihilistic Whispers", L.R. Johnson, in Got Game?, Rainforest Writing Retreat.
  • "Nineteen Hours on Deep Creek Station", Tim Borella, in Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, IFWG Publishing International.
  • "No Frills Holiday", Geraldine Borella, in Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, IFWG Publishing International.
  • "No Place Like Gnome", Rachel Nightingale, in Where the Weird Things Are 2, Deadset Press.
  • "Non-Urgent Repairs", Bethany Tatman, in AntipodeanSF 298.
  • "Not Flying Toasters", Rob Bleckly, in AntipodeanSF 296.
  • "Not Like Us", Anthony Ferguson in Rest in Pieces: Short Stories, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • "Not Today", Zena Shapter, in Dark Recesses Press 18.
  • "Nowhere, Australia", Ephiny Gale, in The Vanishing Point 7.
  • "Noya's Journal", Melanie Ifield, in AntipodeanSF 298.
  • "Obsolescent", Kiera Lesley, in The Cozy Cosmic, Underland Press.
  • "Of Hawks and Sparrows", Amanda J. Spedding, in Nightmare Fuel, February 12, 2023.
  • "Off-World Exploration", Melanie Ifield, in AntipodeanSF 295.
  • "Old High Hills", Alan Baxter, in his Patreon.
  • "On the Other Side", Rick Kennett, in AntipodeanSF 292.
  • "One Hell of a Dying Wish", Pauline Yates, in Eerie Christmas 3, Black Hare Press.
  • "One Version of Yourself, at the Speed of Light", Freya Marske, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Optimal Solution", Kevin J. Phyland, in AntipodeanSF 295.
  • "Origins and Assembly", Pamela Jeffs, in Precarious Waters, Four Ink Press.
  • "Out Where the Grapes of Wrath Are Stored", Anna Tambour, in Death Goes to the Dogs, Oddness.
  • "Overlords", Chantal Clearwater, in AntipodeanSF 298.
  • "Overlords - Part 2", Chantal Clearwater, in AntipodeanSF 302.
  • "Paperweight", Eugen Bacon and Clare E. Rhoden, in This Fresh Hell, Clan Destine Press.
  • "Patience", Estelle Owen, in AntipodeanSF 295.
  • "Persona Non Grata", Kiera Lesley, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Port Squad", Charlie Nash, in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 92.
  • "Post Hacking for the Uninitiated", Grace Chan, in Clarkesworld 205.
  • "Precarious Waters", Pamela Jeffs, in Precarious Waters, Four Ink Press.
  • "Provenance", D.J. Goossens, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Provisions of War", Robert New, in Ten Years Later, Sergeant Frosty Publications.
  • "Pruning Shears", Simon Petrie, in The Colored Lens 49.
  • "Quetz Run", Simon Petrie, in The 1001 Top Immortality Treatments You Must Try Before You Die.
  • "Quoll Season", Helena O'Connor, in Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, IFWG Publishing International.
  • "Rain Dance", Erin Munzenberger, in Where the Weird Things Are 2, Deadset Press.
  • "Re: Your Stone", Guan Un, in Diabolical Plots 98.
  • "Reaper's Break", Anna Tambour, in Death Goes to the Dogs, Oddness.
  • "Recent Revelations Concerning the Apollo 15 Mission", Simon Petrie, in The 1001 Top Immortality Treatments You Must Try Before You Die.
  • "Recruitment", Amy Laurens, in Recruitment, Inkprint Press.
  • "Redemption for the Unseen", Ramez Yoakeim, in Translunar Travelers Lounge 9.
  • "Replay Boomer", Jack Nicholls, in Grist, August 3, 2023.
  • "Rest in Pieces", Anthony Ferguson in Rest in Pieces: Short Stories, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • "Return to Serratoria", Chris Gladstone, in AntipodeanSF 293.
  • "Rewild", Lisa L. Hannett, in The Fortunate Isles, Egaeus Press.
  • "Rockhoppers", Ramez Yoakeim, in StarShipSofa 704.
  • "Routine Flight", Kevin J. Phyland, in AntipodeanSF 299.
  • "Sacculina", J.M. Voss, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Sandcastles in a Clockwork Sea", Helena O'Connor, in Abyss & Apex 88.
  • "Schrödinger's Catastophe", Chuck McKenzie, in AntipodeanSF 300.
  • "Scifaiku", P.S. Cottier, in AntipodeanSF 292.
  • "Scifaiku", P.S. Cottier, in AntipodeanSF 293.
  • "Sea Mist Shore Witch", Mikhaeyla Kopievsky, in Where the Weird Things Are 2, Deadset Press.
  • "Second Coming Circus", Greg Chapman, in Midnight Masquerade, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • "Semper", Rebecca Lim, in Semper, Future You.
  • "Shh...", Louise Lannink, in It's a Kind of Magic, Specul8 Publishing.
  • "Shrithing Sandwards", Lisa L. Hannett, in The Fortunate Isles, Egaeus Press.
  • "Sigmund Freud, I Presume?", Michael Barry, in AntipodeanSF 296.
  • "Silk", L.E. Daniels, in Hush, Don't Wake the Monster, Twisted Wing Productions.
  • "Sina, the Child With No Echo", Eugen Bacon, in Mothersound: The Sauútiverse Anthology, Android Press.
  • "Sister Snips", Imogen Cassidy, in Aurealis 162.
  • "Skull Surprise", Joseph Sullivan, in AntipodeanSF 299.
  • "Solace" Ephiny Gale, in Stupefying Stories (website), September 11, 2023.
  • "Something to Keep", Avril Mulligan, in AntipodeanSF 292.
  • "Somewhere It's About To Be Spring", Samantha Murray, in Clarkesworld 197.
  • "Song of the Selmarin", Geraldine B. Hunt, in From the Depths, Wyldblood Press.
  • "Song of the Spear", Madeline Byrne, in Aurealis 157.
  • "STAR.CORP: Eat the Stars!™️", Julia Bourke, in AntipodeanSF 293.
  • "Staring at the Void", Laurie Bell, in AntipodeanSF 294.
  • "Stokehold", Pamela Jeffs, in SNAFU: Punk'd, Cohesion Press.
  • "Street Blessings', Jo Anderton, in White Enso 7.
  • "Suddenly Precious", Avril Mulligan, in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, 91.
  • "Syndicate Games", Pamela Jeffs, in Got Game?, Rainforest Writing Retreat.
  • "T. Saginata's Travails in Distant Lands; & the History of O, a Foundling", Anna Tambour, in Death Goes to the Dogs, Oddness.
  • "Taher & Laith", Ramez Yoakiem, in Hidden Realms: short stories, Flame Tree Publishing.
  • "Take root", Guan Un, in PseudoPod 866.
  • "Tama-Gotcha", Matilda Clancy, in Got Game?, Rainforest Writing Retreat.
  • "Technologie Über Alles", Geraldine Dark, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Teleporter's Union Votes to Strike", Ashley Cracknell, in AntipodeanSF 294.
  • "Tempest & Mooncalf", Matthew R. Davis, in Unknown Superheroes vs The forces of Darkness, Ghastly Door Books.
  • "The Alphabet of Pinaa: An AI Reinvents Zerself on an Inhabited Moon", Eugen Bacon, in Interzone Digital.
  • "The Best Omelette in Australia", Fox Claret Hill, in Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, IFWG Publishing International.
  • "The Black Box Killer", Kat Clay, in Interzone 294.
  • "The Book of Nature's Marvels", Kaaron Warren, in Midnight Echo 18.
  • "The Boon", J. Ashley-Smith, in The Measure of Sorrow: stories.
  • "The Bowl", Rue Karney, in Where the Weird Things Are 2, Deadset Press.
  • "The Boy, The Girl, and the Dragon", Debra Williams, in A Glimmer of Uncommon Fairy Tales.
  • "The Boy with the Nightingale's Voice", Elizabeth Klein, in A Glimmer of Uncommon Fairy Tales.
  • "The Bridge from the City Midst", J. R. Dunbar, in Aurealis 159.
  • "The Carnival Girl", Leanbh Pearson, in Midnight Echo 18.
  • "The Cat on the Mat", Marti Ward, in AntipodeanSF 302.
  • "The Cloud", A. L. McDonnell, in AntipodeanSF 297.
  • "The Cost of Living", Daniel Matters, in Aurealis 164.
  • "The Countdown", Charmaine Clancy, in Got Game?, Rainforest Writing Retreat.
  • "The Curse of Curtis Falls", Jo Hart, in Where the Weird Things Are 2, Deadset Press.
  • "The Curse of Shalott", Leanbh Pearson, in Dark Myth (Quick Bites Chapbook 6), Quill Lore.
  • "The Dark Man, By Referral", Chuck McKenzie, in This Fresh Hell, Clan Destine Press.
  • "The Devil's Hair", Grace Chan, in Where the Weird Things Are 2, Deadset Press.
  • "The Devil's In The Detail", Michaela Sanderson, in Got Game?, Rainforest Writing Retreat.
  • "The Diamond Noose", Ramez Yoakeim, in Metaphorosis, May 5, 2023.
  • "The Dollhouse", Pauline Yates, in Nightmare Fuel, June 1, 2023.
  • "The Dragon of ShadowTor", Leanbh Pearson, in It's a Kind of Magic, Specul8 Publishing.
  • "The Electric Speaker", G.A. Thresh, in AntipodeanSF 293.
  • "The Escape", Lisa L. Hannett, in The Fortunate Isles, Egaeus Press.
  • "The Fallen Man", Geneve Flynn, in Qualia Nous 2, Written Backwards.
  • "The Fates' Device", Leanbh Pearson, in Dark Myth (Quick Bites Chapbook 6), Quill Lore.
  • "The Field of Fallen Foe", Garth Nix, in Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz, Allen & Unwin.
  • "The Forbidden Treatment", Mendel Mire, in It's a Kind of Magic, Specul8 Publishing.
  • "The Gift Certificate", Rebecca Fraser, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "The Great Invocation", David Schembri, in The Black Beacon Book of Horror, Black Beacon Books.
  • "The History of Halloween", Greg Chapman, in Midnight Masquerade, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • "The Honey Stomach", Lisa L. Hannett, in The Fortunate Isles, Egaeus Press.
  • "The Last Day", Rodney Smith, in Aurealis 165.
  • "The Last Time", Michael T. Schaper, in AntipodeanSF 300.
  • "The Lingering Taste of Your Last Supper", Matthew R. Davis, in Shallow Waters Patreon, Crystal Lake Publishing.
  • "The Love of Money", Kevin J. Phyland, in AntipodeanSF 296.
  • "The Many Doors of Tori Chen", Brooke Maggs, in Forbidden Doors, Lorikeet Ink.
  • "The Mawkin Field", Terry Dowling, in Christmas and Other Horrors, Titan Books.
  • "The Ministry of Saturn", Benjamin Peek, in Lightspeed Magazine 154.
  • "The Momentum of a Library Card Between Spaces", Anthony Sweet, in Aurealis 157.
  • "The Most Powerful Witch In Witchville", Ephiny Gale, in Aurealis 163.
  • "The Museum of Inspiration", Pauline Yates, in Museum Piece: an unusual collection, Metaphorosis Publishing.
  • "The Night After Christmas", Michael T. Schaper, in AntipodeanSF 292.
  • "The Other Cheek", Matthew R. Davis, in Punk Noir Magazine.
  • "The Palm Leaf", Deborah Sheldon, in Aurealis 160.
  • "The Pickled Fairy Speaks", Declan Ellis, in AntipodeanSF 292.
  • "The Piper", Elizabeth Klein, in A Glimmer of Uncommon Fairy Tales.
  • "The Promise", Carol Ryles, in Rise: Queer Sci Fi's 10th Annual Flash Fiction Contest.
  • "The Reappearance", Scott Limbrick, in The Big Issue 693.
  • "The Recreationist", Kaaron Warren, in Azaroth: Ordo ab Chao, JournalStone Publishing.
  • "The Red Dance", Leanbh Pearson, in Dark Fairytales (Quick Bites Chapbook 2), Quill Lore.
  • "The Reeds Remember", Juliet Matillier, in The Other Side of Never, Titan Books.
  • "The Rescue Voyager", Laurie Bell, in AntipodeanSF 300.
  • “The Right One”, Leanbh Pearson in Nightmare Fuel, February 18, 2023.
  • "The Scream", Andrew Cull, in The First Five Minutes of the Apocalypse, Hungry Shadow Press.
  • "The Seaside", Robert Mammone, in Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, IFWG Publishing International.
  • "The Set", Eugen Bacon, in Multiverses: An Anthology of Alternate Realities, Titan Books.
  • "The Skimmers", Maree Collie, in AntipodeanSF 295.
  • "The Spiral Stairway", Tony Steven Williams, in AntipodeanSF 300.
  • "The Spreading Rot", Leanbh Pearson, in Dark Halloween (Quick Bites Chapbook 5), Quill Lore.
  • "The Star Songs", Declan Ellis, in Aurealis 161.
  • "The Taste of You", Pauline Yates, in Nightmare Fuel, February 14, 2023.
  • "The Telekinetic Cracksman", Michael Barry, in AntipodeanSF 298.
  • "The Tipping Point", Darren Lipnicki, in AntipodeanSF 300.
  • "The Tissot Family Circus", Angela Slatter, in Twice Cursed, Titan Books.
  • "The Unexpected Excursion of the Murder Mystery Writing Witches", Garth Nix, in The Witches, HarperCollins.
  • "The View from the Tower", Damon Young, in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 93.
  • "The Warrigals", Steven Paulsen, in Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, IFWG Publishing International.
  • "The Whatnot Shop", J. Ashley-Smith, in The Measure of Sorrow: stories.
  • "The Widows Guild", Lisa L. Hannett, in The Fortunate Isles, Egaeus Press.
  • "The Woodside Knitting Circle", Chris Mason, in Unknown Superheroes vs The forces of Darkness, Ghastly Door Press.
  • "There are Things on Me", Matt Tighe, in Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, IFWG Publishing International.
  • "These Folds (Us)", Merri Andrew, in Not Ghosts, But Spirits I, Querencia Press.
  • "Thirty Years Later", Greg Chapman, in Midnight Masquerade, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • "This is (Not) My Beautiful Cat", Ephiny Gale, in Stupefying Stories (website), July 7, 2023.
  • "This is Spärkle Tap", Britni Pepper, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Through the Woods, Due West", Angela Slatter, in The Book of Witches, HarperCollins.
  • "To Keep a Corner in the Thing I Love", Geneve Flynn, in Shakespeare Unleashed, Monstrous Books and Crystal Lake Publishing.
  • "Tomb It May Concern", Rick Kennett, in AntipodeanSF 302.
  • "Touch", N.G. Hartland, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Trash and Treasure", Matthew R. Davis, in Where the Weird Things Are 2, Deadset Press.
  • "Travelling Companion", Col Hellmuth, in AntipodeanSF 293.
  • "Trial by Fire", Matt Tighe, in Etherea Magazine 18.
  • "Trigger", Chris Radge, in Got Game?, Rainforest Writing Retreat.
  • "Twisted", Renee De Visser, in Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, IFWG Publishing International.
  • "Twisted Elegance of the Deep Blue Sea", Annie McCann, in This Fresh Hell, Clan Destine Press.
  • "Two Coins with Interest", Kain Massin, in Out of Their Minds, Blackwood Writers Group.
  • "Ultimate Archive", N. G. Hartland, in Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 93.
  • "Under the Shade of a Coolabah Tree", Mark O'Flynn, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Underground", Susan Cornford, in The Coffee Ring Review 1.
  • "Upgrade", Susan Cornford, in Havok, September 29, 2023.
  • "War Footing", Andrew Collings, in Out of their Minds, Blackwood Writers Group.
  • "Watersleeves", Lisa L. Hannett, in The Fortunate Isles, Egaeus Press.
  • "Wax", Scott Limbrick, in Griffith Review 79.
  • "We Are the Dark", Leanbh Pearson, in Nightmare Fuel, November 12, 2023.
  • "We're Killing this Planet", Edwina Harvey, in AntipodeanSF 298.
  • "What Bones These Tides Bring", Nikky Lee, in Remains to be Told: Dark Tales of Aotearoa, Clan Destine Press.
  • "When Dead Birds Ruled the Earth", Kevin J. Phyland, in AntipodeanSF 298.
  • "When I Grow Up", Anthony Woolley, in AntipodeanSF 297.
  • "Where Geese Fall Far From the Trees", Anna Tambour, in Death Goes to the Dogs, Oddness.
  • "Who is Worthy?" S.L. Johnson, in AntipodeanSF 301.
  • "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?", Rue Karney, in Dread Imaginings, March 2023.
  • "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?", Valerie Y. L. Toh, in Body of Work, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • "Wonderland Revisited: The Queen of Hearts", Susan Cornford, in The 2023 Annual, ARZONO Publishing.
  • "Word", Mark Dray, in Nightmare Fuel, June 10, 2023.
  • "Writer's Block", Kevin J. Phyland, in AntipodeanSF 300.
  • "Xi Box", T. R. Napper, in Galaxy's Edge 62.
  • "You Can See the Bone", Lynne Lumsden Green, in AntipodeanSF 300.
  • "You'll Never Walk Alone", James Milton, in Aurealis 160.


Best Collected Work

3.7 Collected Work: A collected work is a sf/f/h collection or anthology, magazine or journal, ezine or webzine which must pay contributors in other than contributor copies and incidentals, or the editor/s of which declare the work to be professional. At least one edition of a collected work must have been issued in the eligible calendar year.

  • An Example Australian Collected Work, Editor(s), Publisher (Location). (Example link to more information)

  • A Glimmer of Uncommon Fairy Tales", Elizabeth Klein.
  • An Unexpected Party, Seth Malacari, Fremantle Press.
  • Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 90, Tom Dullemond, Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Incorporated.
  • Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 91, Tom Dullemond, Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Incorporated.
  • AntipodeanSF, Ion Newcombe.
  • Aurealis 157, Dirk Strasser, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 158, Dirk Strasser, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 159, Dirk Strasser, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 160, Michael Pryor, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 161, Michael Pryor, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 162, Michael Pryor, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 163, Michael Pryor, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 164, Stephen Higgins, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 165, Stephen Higgins, Chimaera Publications.
  • Aurealis 166, Stephen Higgins, Chimaera Publications.
  • Azaroth and Other Horrors, Leigh Blackmore, IFWG Publishing International.
  • Bites Eyes: 13 Macabre Morsels, by Matthew R. Davis, Brain Jar Press.
  • Body of Work, C.Z. Tacks, Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
  • Cogs and Conspiracies: A Collection of Steampunk Short Stories by Karen J. Carlisle, Kraken Publishing.
  • Communications Breakdown: SF Stories about the Future of Connection, Jonathan Strahan, The MIT Press.
  • Dark Christmas (Quick Bites Chapbook 1), Leanbh Pearson, Quill Lore.
  • Dark Fairytales (Quick Bites Chapbook 2), Leanbh Pearson, Quill Lore.
  • Dark Gothic (Quick Bites Chapbook 3), Leanbh Pearson, Quill Lore.
  • Dark Folklore (Quick Bites Chapbook 4), Leanbh Pearson, Quill Lore.
  • Dark Halloween (Quick Bites Chapbook 5), Leanbh Pearson, Quill Lore.
  • Dark Myth (Quick Bites Chapbook 6), Leanbh Pearson, Quill Lore.
  • Death Goes to the Dogs by Anna Tambour, Oddness.
  • Firelight by John Morrissey, Text Publishing.
  • Gorgons Deserve Nice Things by Tansy Rayner Roberts, Brain Jar Press.
  • Got Game?, Christine Titheradge, Rainforest Writing Retreat.
  • Gunflower by Laura Jean McKay, Scribe Publications.
  • It's a Kind of Magic, T.C. Philips, Specul8 Publishing.
  • Killer Creatures Down Under: Horror Stories with Bite, Deborah Sheldon, IFWG Publishing International.
  • Languages of Water by Eugen Bacon (ed), MVmedia LLC
  • Midnight Masquerade by Greg Chapman, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • Mother's Milk by Emily Wyeth, Sempiternal House.
  • Not Entirely Human and other stories by Heather Ewings, Quamby Press.
  • Our Vitreous Womb by Haldane B. Doyle, Courante Ink.
  • Out of Their Minds, Kain Massin, Blackwood Writers Group.
  • Precarious Waters and other dark tales, Pamela Jeffs, Four Ink Press.
  • Rest in Pieces: Short Stories by Anthony Ferguson, IFWG Publishing Australia.
  • Short Bits 3 by Belinda Crawford, Hendrix & Faust.
  • Short Bits 4 by Belinda Crawford, Hendrix & Faust.
  • Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz by Garth Nix, Allen & Unwin.
  • Spellhound, Lian Tanner, Allen & Unwin.
  • Strangely Enough, Gillian Hagenus, MidnightSun Publishing.
  • Texture of Silence by Eugen Bacon and Steve Simpson, Independent Legions Publishing.
  • The Black Beacon Book of Horror, Cameron Trost, Black Beacon Books.
  • The Book of Witches, Jonathan Strahan, HarperCollins.
  • The Fortunate Isles, Lisa L. Hannett, Egaeus Press.
  • The Gold Leaf Executions by Helen Marshall, Unsung Stories.
  • The Measure of Sorrow: stories by J. Ashley-Smith, Meerkat Press.
  • The 1001 Top Immortality Treatments You Must Try Before You Die by Simon Petrie.
  • The Wrong Girl and other warnings by Angela Slatter, Brain Jar Press.
  • This Fresh Hell, Katya de Becerra and Narrelle M. Harris, Clan Destine Press.
  • Troubled Depths by Rose Petrohilos, Thorpe-Bowker.
  • Unknown Superheroes vs The forces of Darkness, Will Jacques and Steve Dillon, Ghastly Door Press.
  • Where the Weird Things Are 2, Clare Rhoden and Austin P. Sheehan, Deadset Press.
  • Vandal: Stories of Damage (Dark Tide 6), Crystal Lake Publishing.


Best Artwork

3.8 Artwork: An artwork is a single work or series of related works of art in any medium other than text.

  • An Example Australian Artwork, Artist(s), for Containing Publication(s), Publisher(s) (Location(s)). (Example link to more information)

  • illustration, Peter Allert, for Aurealis 158.
  • illustration, Peter Allert, for Aurealis 163.
  • illustration, Chris Catlin, for Aurealis 160.
  • illustration, Chris Catlin, for Aurealis 163.
  • cover art, Greg Chapman, for Polyphemus, DarkLit Press.
  • cover art, Greg Chapman, for Ragnarök: A Witch's Curse, Quill Lore.
  • illustration, Leah Clementson, for Aurealis 160.
  • illustration, Leah Clementson, for Aurealis 163.
  • illustration, Hannah Dunn, in Aurealis 164.
  • illustrations, Simon Howe, for The Lonely Lighthouse of Elston-Fright, Allen & Unwin.
  • illustration, Kim Lennard, for Aurealis 157.
  • illustration, Kim Lennard, for Aurealis 162.
  • illustration, Renkai Liu, for Aurealis 158.
  • illustrations, Marc McBride, for The Glow, Allen & Unwin.
  • cover art, Nafoxy, for Andromeda Spaceways Magazine 92.
  • illustrations, Lavanya Naidu, for The Hats of Marvello, HarperCollins.
  • cover art, Leanbh Pearson, for Dark Christmas (Quick Bites Chapbook 1), Quill Lore.
  • cover art, Leanbh Pearson, for Dark Fairytales (Quick Bites Chapbook 2), Quill Lore.
  • cover art, Leanbh Pearson, for Dark Gothic (Quick Bites Chapbook 3), Quill Lore.
  • cover art, Leanbh Pearson, Dark Folklore (Quick Bites Chapbook 4), Quill Lore.
  • cover art, Leanbh Pearson, Dark Halloween (Quick Bites Chapbook 5), Quill Lore.
  • cover art, Leanbh Pearson, Dark Myth (Quick Bites Chapbook 6), Quill Lore.
  • cover art, Leanbh Pearson for Black Fox & Bitterbind, Quill Lore.
  • illustrations, Richard Pritchard, for Wylah the Koorie Warrior 2: Custodians, Allen & Unwin.
  • illustration, Andrew Saltmarsh, for Aurealis 159.
  • illustration, Andrew Saltmarsh, for Aurealis 160.
  • illustration, Andrew Saltmarsh, for Aurealis 166.
  • illustrations, Steve Simpson, Texture of Silence, Independent Legions Publishing.
  • illustration, James Spence, for Aurealis 157.
  • illustration, James Spence, for Aurealis 166.
  • illustration, Rebecca Stewart, for Aurealis 162.
  • illustration, Lynette Watters, for Aurealis 159.
  • illustration, Lynette Watters, for Aurealis 162.
  • cover art, Meg Wright (Red Wallflower), for Midnight Echo 18.


Best Fan Writer

3.9 Fan Writer and Fan Artist: These awards are made to writers or artists for a work or body of work first published, released, or made available for public viewing in the eligible calendar year. The writer or artist must have received no payment other than contributor copies and other incidentals (coffee mug, t-shirt, poster, etc.)

  • An Example Australian Writer, for (body of work, including) Example work(s), in Containing Publication(s), Publisher(s) (Location(s)). (Example link to more information)

  • Bruce Gillespie


Best Fan Artist

3.9 Fan Writer and Fan Artist: These awards are made to writers or artists for a work or body of work first published, released, or made available for public viewing in the eligible calendar year. The writer or artist must have received no payment other than contributor copies and other incidentals (coffee mug, t-shirt, poster, etc.)

  • An Example Australian Artist, for (body of work, including) Example work(s), in Containing Publication(s), Publisher(s) (Location(s)). (Example link to more information)

  • C.H. Pearce, for fan art including Log Lady (Twin Peaks) and Ellie and Riley (The Last of Us) on Instagram @c.h.pearce
  • David L. Russell


Best Fan Publication in any Medium

3.10 Fan Publication in any Medium: This award is for a work or group of related works in any medium first published, released, or made available for public viewing in the eligible calendar year. The writer or artist must have received no payment. Eligible works include, but are not limited to, a periodical, journal, fanzine, ezine or webzine.

  • An Example Australian Fan Publication, editor or host. (Example link to more information)

  • Dark Matter Zine, Nalini Haynes.
  • Ethel the Aardvark, LynC, Melbourne Science Fiction Club.
  • Let the Cat in podcast, Kaaron Warren, Aaron Dries and J. Ashley-Smith.
  • Perryscope, Perry Middlemiss.
  • Pratchat, Elizabeth Flux and Ben McKenzie.
  • SF Commentary, Bruce Gillespie.
  • Terry Talks Movies, Terry Frost (Youtube).
  • The Coode St Podcast, Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe.
  • The Megaloscope, David Grigg.
  • The Writer and the Critic, Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond.
  • Two Chairs Talking, Perry Middlemiss and David Grigg.


Best New Talent

3.11 New Talent: This award recognises excellence of achievement in any field of the genre by an individual who has never been nominated for a recognised award, or has only been nominated for a recognised award in one or both of the two calendar years prior to the year for which they are a Best New Talent nominee. Recognised awards include but are not limited to: Australian SF ("Ditmar"), Aurealis, Hugo and Nebula Awards. Once nominated, an individual may only be nominated once more, in the year following the first nomination.

  • An Example Talented Australian, details of Achievement(s). (Example link to more information)

  • Karen Bayly
  • C.H. Pearce
  • Leanbh Pearson
  • C.Z. Tacks
  • Matt Tighe
  • Pauline Yates


William Atheling, Jr. Award for Criticism or Review

3.12 William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review: William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review is for the writing or editing of a work or a group of related works of criticism or review pertaining to the genres of science fiction, fantasy, or horror.

  • An Example Australian Writer or Editor, for Work, in Containing Publication, Publisher (Location). (Example link to more information)

  • Zachary Ashford, "Why Sissy is the Perfect Post-modern Slasher for the Social Media Generation", in Aurealis 162.
  • Kris Ashton, "Cockroach Horror", in Aurealis"" 160.
  • Eugen Bacon, "Dominant Themes in Afro-Centric Fiction", in Aurealis 158.
  • Eugen Bacon, for Reviews Editor at Aurealis.
  • Matthew R. Davis, "The Maker Remade: Mary Shelley in Fiction", in A Vindication of Monsters, IFWG Publishing.
  • Declan Ellis, "Transgressing Sacred Boundaries: Defining Humanity in Science Fiction", in Aurealis 161.
  • Claire Fitzpatrick, "The Continuing Longevity of Speculative Fiction Spin-offs", in Aurealis 159.
  • Claire Fitzpatrick, "The X-Files and Technology-Based Horror—From the 90s to Now", in Aurealis 164.
  • Lynne Lumsden Green, "Pioneering SF Women: Judy-Lynn del Rey: Editor Extraordinaire", in Aurealis 165.
  • Lynne Lumsden Green, "Pioneering SF Women: The Critique and Commentary of Joanna Russ", in Aurealis 162.
  • Amy Laurens, "Discworld: An Introduction to Terry Pratchett's Philosophy and Legacy", in Aurealis 158.
  • Amy Laurens, "More of Less All Right: Belief in Terry Pratchett's Discworld", in Aurealis 165.
  • Rebecca Langham, "What is it about Zombies?", in Aurealis 162.
  • Ian Mond, for reviews in Locus.
  • Emmet O'Cuana, "Return to The Etched City: The Twenty Year Anniversary of KJ Bishop’s Weird Epic", in Aurealis 164.
  • Stuart Oliver, "Holy Forking Shirtballs! Revisiting The Good Place Five Years On", in Aurealis 159.
  • Gillian Polack, "An Introduction to Dr Nikola, Guy Boothby’s Infamous Invention" in Aurealis 164.
  • Gillian Polack, "George Isaacs and The Burlesque of Frankenstein", in Aurealis 166.
  • Gillian Polack, "Winifred Laws’ Lost Adventures", in Aurealis 162.
  • Dirk Strasser, Stephen Higgins, Michael Pryor (editors), Aurealis.
  • Scott Vandervalk & Eugen Bacon (associate editors), Aurealis.
  • Lachlan Walter, "Mad Max and the Uselessness of the Australian Lone Wolf Protagonist", in Aurealis 163.
  • Lachlan Walter, "Science Fiction Tropes in Popular Music", in Aurealis 161.
  • Ani White, "Crimes of the Future: Biotech Nightmare and Purity Myth", in Aurealis 163.
  • Ani White, "Everything for Everyone: A Utopian Novel Without Illusions", in Aurealis 159.
  • Ani White, "Temporal Loops and Intergenerational Trauma in Russian Doll", in Aurealis 166.
  • Yimin Xu, "Journey to the West: A Taste of Chinese Science Fiction", in Aurealis 165
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