Chronos Awards: Some cool people you should nominate/vote for

Further to my earlier squeeing about the Chronos Awards, there are a lot of really amazing people who are eligible for the awards this year. You should nominate them. And you should vote for them. And if you you don’t know who they are, you should find out!

This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it includes some of the Melbourne/Victorian people whose work I have enjoyed in 2010.

Best novel:

Foz Meadows’ YA vampire novel, Solace and Grief, is eligible. So is Kirstyn McDermott’s Madigan Mine, which I haven’t read yet but by all accounts is a most excellent novel.

Best short story:

  • Lucy Sussex, Albert & Victoria/Slow Dreams (Baggage, Ed Gillian Polack)
  • Tessa Kum, Acception (Baggage, Ed Gillian Polack)
  • Paul Haines, Her Gallant Needs (Sprawl, Ed Alisa Krasnostein)
  • Felicity Dowker, Bread and Circuses (Scary Kisses, Ed Liz Grzyb)

Cover of Scary KissesFelicity has put a great list of all her eligible work on her blog, as well as suggestions for other people you should consider nominating,so so and check that out for other potential nominees.

Alisa Krasnostein has also provided a helpful list of potential nominees, including Alex Pierce for her work on the podcast, Galactic Suburbia!

If you know of any work that is eligible for the Chronos Awards, tell us about it here so we can read/view/nominate/vote at Continuum 7!!

And finally, if anyone is really keen to read The Truth About Brains without buying the whole book it’s in, drop me a line and I’ll sort something out…

Twelve Planets and Chronos Awards

I have already squeed about this on my Facebook page, but I am immensely delighted and proud to be part of the newly-announced Twelve Planets series, being published by Twelfth Planet Press.

Twelve Planets will be a series of 12 short collections of short stories by 12 Australian women writers, including the superb talents of Lucy Sussex, Tansy Rayner Roberts and Deborah Biancotti. I’m so excited at the prospect of being of their number, of working with Alisa Krasnostein and Twelfth Planet Press, who have been publishing such amazing anthologies and novellas over the last few years.

Although my four stories are yet to be finalised (I submitted five), one of them is my zombie tale, The Truth About Brains, which was published in 2010 in Best New Zombie Tales Volume 2.

Best New Zombie Tales vol 2As it happens, this story is eligible for nomination in this year’s Chronos Awards, presented every year at the Continuum convention. If you have read it and consider it worthy of nomination, you can send your nomination in to the committee via email at or by leaving a comment on this Livejournal entry.

If you haven’t read The Truth About Brains and would like to, you can buy a copy of Best New Zombie Tales Volume 2 in either Kindle or paperback from, or for $25 (inc postage in Australia) you can get it from me. Just email me at to find how to arrange this. In any case, get in touch with me if you’d like to read it and I’ll arrange it somehow!

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