Australian Shadows Awards Finalists 2012

The Australian Horror Writers’ Association has released the list of finalists for the 2012 Australian Shadows Awards, celebrating Australian horror. Here’s the full list – congratulations to everyone who made the list!

Edited Publication

  • The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011 – Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene
  • Surviving the End – Craig Bezant
  • Cthulhu Unbound 3 – David Conyers

 Collected Work

Living with the Dead – Martin Livings
  • Through Splintered Walls – Kaaron Warren
  • Bread and Circuses – Felicity Dowker

Short Fiction

  • ‘To Wish on a Clockwork Heart’ – Felicity Dowker
’A Monstrous Touch’ – Marty Young
’Birthday Suit’ – Martin Livings
’Mountain’ – Kaaron Warren
’Creek’ – Kaaron Warren
’Road’ – Kaaron Warren
’They Don’t Know That We Know What They Know’ – Andrew J McKiernan
’Pigroot Flat’ – Jason Fischer

Long Fiction

’Sky’ – Kaaron Warren
’Critique’ – Daniel I Russell
  • ‘Escana De Un Asesinato’ – Robert Hood


  • Perfections – Kirstyn McDermott
  • Blood and Dust – Jason Nahrung
  • The Corpse Rat King – Lee Battersby


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About Alan Baxter

Alan Baxter is a British-Australian author who writes dark fantasy, horror and sci-fi, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. He is the author of the dark urban fantasy trilogy, Bound, Obsidian and Abduction (The Alex Caine Series) published by HarperVoyager Australia, and the dark urban fantasy duology, RealmShift and MageSign (The Balance 1 and 2) from Gryphonwood Press. He co-authored the short horror novel, Dark Rite, with David Wood. Alan also writes short fiction with more than 50 stories published in a variety of journals and anthologies in Australia, the US, the UK and France. His short fiction has appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction (forthcoming), Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Postscripts, and Midnight Echo, among many others, and more than twenty anthologies, including the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror (2010 and 2012). Alan also writes narrative arcs and dialogue for videogames and wrote the popular writer’s resource, Write The Fight Right, a short ebook about writing convincing fight scenes. He has twice been a finalist in the Ditmar Awards.

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