My story, ‘Foundations’, has been selected as a finalist for the Aurealis Award for best Australian horror novella of 2020. This story, my first professional publication, has given me a lot of joy over the last eighteen months, and I’m pleased the judges liked it.
This is the third time I’ve had a story named as a finalist in the Aurealis Awards. Part of me still thinks the first two back in 2018 might have been a mistake or a fluke, so picking this up was amazing. No one writes for awards, but I’ll be honest, it’s a hell of a nice confidence boost to realise a few people out there think you’re doing something decent.
The full list of finalists is here.