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Aurealis Award results 2016

Created April 20, 2017. Last modified April 20, 2017. 0 comments. Top.

Congratulations to everyone who won an Aurealis Award this year. The Aurealis Awards are Australia’s premier judged awards, covering most areas of speculative fiction. The results are reproduced below, and the judges report makes interesting reading for those interested in the Australian scene.

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Dimension6 issue 10

Created April 17, 2017. Last modified April 17, 2017. 0 comments. Top.

Dimension6 is a free speculative fiction magazine, produced by Coeur de Lion Publishing.

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2017 Ditmar nominations

Created April 16, 2017. Last modified April 16, 2017. 0 comments. Top.

The Ditmars are the primary voted awards for Australian speculative fiction (as opposed to the Aurealis Awards, which is a juried award). The 2017 ballot is out, and available for voting for any eligible member of the national convention (this year held in Melbourne at Continuum 13 – the 56th National Science Fiction Convention).

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Needed – Beta Readers!

Created March 12, 2017. Last modified March 12, 2017. 2 comments. Top.

Recently, I’ve been working on a novella titled The Reclaimers. It is a fantasy, sitting at about 26,000 words. I’ve reached the stage where I’d like to recruit a couple of beta readers.

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Publication – Narration Blues

Created February 12, 2017. Last modified February 12, 2017. 0 comments. Top.

Some excellent news over the summer, when Ion ‘Nuke’ Newcombe, the editor of Antipodean SF, picked up one of my flash fiction pieces, called ‘Narration Blues’.

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Welcome to 2017

Created February 12, 2017. Last modified February 12, 2017. 0 comments. Top.

Hi all,

After a long hiatus, I’m firing up the blog again. I’ve been thinking about what kind of content might be of interest, and will be making a few changes that I’ll roll out over the next few weeks.

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Monthly roundup culture consumed – October 2016

Created November 20, 2016. Last modified March 4, 2017. 0 comments. Top.

I’m a bit late with my October roundup – many apologies.

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In which roundups, pleasing publication news and awards are contemplated

Created September 18, 2016. Last modified March 4, 2017. 0 comments. Top.

Hi all, I hope this blog post finds you well.

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Dimension6 – Issue 8 out now

Created July 10, 2016. Last modified March 4, 2017. 0 comments. Top.

Keith Stevenson over at coeur de lion publishing produces a regular magazine of Australian speculative fiction, called Dimension6 (you probably worked that out from the title of the post, clever reader that you are).

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Updated fiction collection – A Flash in the Pan?

Created May 29, 2016. Last modified May 29, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been maintaining a collection of my flash fiction called A Flash in the Pan?. Generally this collection has been my flash fiction pieces that have been published in Antipodean SF. It is a self published book, primarily to keep all my short fiction in the one spot.

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Australian SF Awards Part 2 – The Ditmar Awards

Created February 28, 2016. Last modified March 4, 2017. 0 comments. Top.

Both of the major SF awards in Australia are happening towards the start of the year, so I thought I might signal boost both sets of shortlists. In this second post, I’ll be focusing on the Ditmar Awards (you can see my thoughts on the Aurealis Awards in Part 1 of this series).

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Australian SF Awards Part 1 – The Aurealis Awards

Created February 22, 2016. Last modified March 4, 2017. 0 comments. Top.

Both of the major SF awards in Australia are happening towards the start of the year, so I thought I might signal boost both sets of shortlists. In this first post, I’ll be focusing on the Aurealis Awards.

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Australian Women Writers’ Reading Challenge – 2016

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GenreCon 2015

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2015 versus 2016

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Authentic Empathy – audio edition

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Jason Nahrung’s Aussie Vampire Duology

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Ditmar award results

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Burst of crowd funding

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Dimension6 – Issue 4 available now

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2014 Aurealis Awards – shortlist

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Australian Women Writers Reading Challenge – 2015

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Zeroes – news

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Ditmars preliminary ballot – Galactic Chat!

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Authentic Empathy now available in Antipodean SF – Issue 200!

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Dimension 6 – Issue 3 available now

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Authentic Empathy to be published on Antipodean SF

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Galactic Chat interview – Alex Adsett

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Galactic Chat – Ion Newcombe interview

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2014 Aussie Spec Fic Snapshot

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Writing update – all in the computer

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Dimension6 – Issue 2

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And the winner is…

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Showdown now available at Electric Spec

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Continuum 10 – Melbourne Australia

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Patronising Musketeer Space

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Short Story Sale – Electric Spec

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Galactic Chat up for a Ditmar

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Wefting the Warp online

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Dimension6 launches

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Galactic Chat – 2014 season off and running

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Short story sale – Robot and Raygun

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2014 Ditmar Eligibility Post Roundup

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Ditmar eligibility 2014

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2013 Australian Women Writers’ challenge – wrap up

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Very poorly updated blog

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Very short flash fiction piece

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Have you been keeping up with Galactic Chat?

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Supporting the Kaleidoscope Pozible campaign

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GenreCon 2013 – a running post

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So, anyone else going to GenreCon this weekend?

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The Regersek Zone

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Galactic Chat Interview – Jason Nahrung

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Galactic Chat interview – Keith Stevenson

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Have you been keeping up with Galactic Chat?

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Galactic Chat update

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All quiet on the eastern front

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Aurealis Awards 2013

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The Regersek Zone to be published on Antipodean SF

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Conflux 9 – and that’s what it is all about

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Feedburner – hopefully working again

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Conflux 9 – the workshops

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Bitter Seeds review – now at a podcast near you

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So… many… award… lists…

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NSW Speculative Fiction Festival 2013

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Australian Women Writer’s challenge Jan-Feb speculative fiction roundup – link

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Round up of Ditmar posts

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Ditmars, Galactic Suburbia award and the Stella Prize

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GenreCon 2013 – now taking registrations

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Make Mine a Macchiato on the Beam Me Up radio show

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Australian Women Writers’ challenge 2013

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A Flash in the Pan? now available through Smashwords

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GenreCon 2012 – Sydney (2nd – 4th November 2012)

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The Devil Wears… narrated on the Beam Me Up radio show/podcast

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The Devil Wears… available on Antipodean SF podcast

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In the Service of the Public now available on the Beam Me Up radio show/podcast

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GenreCon attendance

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Ditmar eligibility

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The Gloriously Cunning Plan on the Beam Me Up radio show/podcast

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The Devil Wears Shapeless Ugly Garments Covered in Dog Hair released

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Striking Twice on Beam Me Up radio show/podcast

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Flash Fiction Appearing on Beam Me Up Podcast/Radio Show

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The Devil Wears Shapeless Ugly Garments Covered in Dog Hair accepted for publication

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Story narrated on Beam Me Up podcast/radio

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In the Service of the Public – now available

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Antipodean SF Radio Show – Episode 168

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Continuum 8 – Wrap Up

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Continuum 8 – Day 4 (Monday)

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Continuum 8 – Day 3 (Sunday)

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Ditmar and Chronos Awards

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Continuum 8 – Day 2 (Saturday)

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Continuum 8 – Day 1 (Friday)

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Attending Continuum 8

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Issue 168 of Antipodean SF – including one of my stories!

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Congratulations Lynda R Young

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In the Service of the Public accepted for publication

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Australian Women Writers 2012 Reading Challenge – mission accomplished?

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Aurealis Awards 2012 – a wrap up

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Ditmar voting – go on you know you want to

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Narration news – Antipodean SF 167 alpha

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Antipodean SF – Issue 167

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Antipodean SF Radio Show – Episode 166 Beta

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The Writer and the Critic episode 18

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ePub version of Antipodean SF

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Make Mine a Macchiato – AntiSF podcast

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Striking Twice accepted for publication

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Make Mine a Macchiato and Beware Antipodean Shores – now published

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Antipodean SF Radio Show – 165 alpha

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Published article – Has Your Reading Circle Shrunk?

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The Gloriously Cunning Plan – now published

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Article news – NSW Writer’s Centre 366 Days of Writing blog

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Narration news – The Gift by Mick Dawson

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More narration – Everything Old is New Again by Nicole Rendall

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First story hits the airwaves

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Make Mine a Macchiato accepted for publication

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The Gloriously Cunning Plan accepted for publication

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First publication available!

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Australian Women Writers 2012 National Year of Reading Challenge

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Speculative Fiction Festival wrap up

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Good head for radio

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Speculative Fiction Festival – 5 November 2011

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First acceptance for publication!

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Writing Imaginary Worlds workshop

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Welcome

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