04 December 2015

"The Stars Like Sand" Shortlisted for the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards

The Stars Like Sand, the anthology of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror poetry that I co-edited with Canberra poet P. S. Cottier, has been shortlisted for the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards. It's great to see the book get this further recognition! All the shortlist and award details are below - congratulations to all the shortlisted authors and publishers. The awards will be announced on Thursday 17 December.

From Capital Letters, blog of the ACT Writers' Centre:

Shortlisted Awards 2015 banner
We are excited to announce the 2015 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards shortlist. The announcement of the winners will take place at 6pm Thursday 17 December in the Main Hall at Gorman Arts Centre. More details about the event are here. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to admin@actwriters.org.au

This year, we are also pleased to welcome the Minister for the Arts, Joy Burch, who will be announcing the winners of the 2015 ACT Book of the Year Award and People's Choice. The shortlist for this award was released on 12 October 2015.

The shortlist is listed below:

ACT Writing and Publishing Awards

The Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award

  • Elizabeth Egan, 'Frozen Stiff'
  • Jennifer Hand, 'Now and Then'
  • C. H. Pearce, 'Torvald's Year'

The Michael Thwaites Poetry Award

  • Laurence Anderson, 'Winter evening on the Monaro'
  • Michelle Brock, 'Memorabilia'
  • Penny O'Hara, 'Ode to a Papermate Inkjoy 100'
  • Sarah Rice, 'Action (Bus Route 2)

The Anne Edgeworth Fellowship for Young People

  • Myles Gough
  • Louis Klee
  • Rachael Stevens
  • Sarina Talip

The Z4 Review Writing Award

There is no shortlist for this category; the winner of this award will be announced on Thursday 17 December.


Penelope said...

I'll have a drink for you there Tim!

Janis said...

Brilliant! Well done to you and Penelope!

Tim Jones said...

Thanks, Janis - and Penelope, I'm sure you could use the teleportation devices kindly provided to all attendees with out-of-state co-editors to teleport me that drink instead. (Glass optional.)

Would I should have added to my post was a big thank-you to all the contributors who also made this possible!