Awards Shortlistings


Exciting news! Defying Doomsday has been shortlisted for multiple Aurealis, Tin Duck, Ditmar and Norma K Hemming awards!

Defying Doomsday won the Ditmar Award for Best Collected Work. 🎉 And two short stories in Defying Doomsday picked up Ditmar and Tin Duck awards! Scroll down for more details.

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Aurealis Awards:

We are excited to have shortlistings for:

BEST YOUNG ADULT SHORT STORY – “Did We Break the End of the World?” by Tansy Rayner Roberts

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVELLA – “Did We Break the End of the World?” by Tansy Rayner Roberts

BEST ANTHOLOGYDefying Doomsday edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench

Find more of the amazing works shortlisted for Aurealis Awards here.

Tin Duck Awards:

We are excited to have been nominated for:

BEST WA SHORT WRITTEN WORK – “To Take into the Air my Quiet Breath” by Stephanie Gunn – WIN

BEST WA PRODUCTIONDefying Doomsday edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench

You can find out more about the Tin Duck Awards here.

Ditmar Awards:

We are excited to have shortlistings for:

BEST NOVELLA OR NOVELETTE – “Did We Break the End of the World?” by Tansy Rayner Roberts – WIN

BEST COLLECTED WORKDefying Doomsday edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench – WIN

Find more of the amazing works shortlisted for the Ditmar Awards here.

Norma K Hemming Award:

From the award website, “The Norma K Hemming Award is given to mark excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a speculative fiction work (e.g. science fiction, fantasy, horror) by Australian citizens and/or residents”.

We are excited to have been shortlisted for:

LONG WORK – Defying Doomsday edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench

SHORT WORK – “Tea Party” by Lauren E Mitchell

SHORT WORK – “Two Somebodies Go Hunting” by Rivqa Rafael

SHORT WORK – “Did We Break the End of the World?” by Tansy Rayner Roberts

(which is more than a third of the short work finalists)

You can find out more about the Norma K Hemming Award, and the other works shortlisted, here.