Judging the 2016 Aurealis Awards

Aurealis Awards, Clariel, Garth Nix, tea and books

I am super excited to share that I’ve been selected as a judge for the 2016 Aurealis Awards!

If you’ve previously missed me discussing the Aurealis Awards, they are Australia’s premier juried awards for speculative fiction. They cover¬†fantasy, sci-fi and horror, with categories for Best Novel and Best Short Story for each genre. There are also categories for YA, children’s fiction, graphic novels, and anthologies & collections.

Judging for the awards is something I’ve wanted to do for the last few years but I hesitated because of the workload. It is a lot of reading in addition to the review material for this blog. This year is the first year my reading rate is fast enough for me to¬†feel like I have a chance at keeping up.

I’ll be judging Best YA Novel and Best YA Short Story. This means you won’t be seeing a lot of either on this blog for the time being.

A big thank you to Stephanie Gunn, Gillian Polack, and Rivqa Rafael for giving me the confidence to take this step. I’m really looking forward to it.


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2 Responses to Judging the 2016 Aurealis Awards

  1. Kailana May 26, 2016 at 9:50 am #

    Awesome! Have fun!

    • Elizabeth May 27, 2016 at 7:48 am #

      Thank you! I anticipate it’s going to be a lot of work, but I’m looking forward to it.

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