Aurealis Awards

Nominations for the annual Aurealis Awards for Australian speculative fiction are open. Any work of speculative fiction written by an Australian citizen or permanent resident and published for the first time between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014 is eligible to be entered. The conditions of entry are here. Nominees are reminded that as of this year a $10.00 entry fee applies in all categories except short fiction and entries in the Children’s categories. All entries must be received by 7 December 2014.

Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror Volume 5

Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene are now accepting submissions for their annual collection of the best in horror and fantasy short fiction by Australian and New Zealand authors. Stories under 8500 words in length published between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014 are eligible for consideration. The full submission guidelines are here. Stories must be received by 15 January 2015 to be considered.