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Subcategory of Australian Shadows Award
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Winners

2017 winner The Banksia Boys Matthew J Morrison , 2017 single work short story fantasy
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Magazine , March no. 66 2017; (p. 63-74)
2016 winner His Shining Day Richard Harland , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Dreaming in the Dark 2016; (p. 173-196)

'Paulie hated not being able to understand things. He knew they'd had to drive kilometres off the main route—bumping along a rough road with the caravan behind—but why hadn't the tank been properly filled with petrol? He knew Mr Spyriadakos was something to do with the Greek branch of Dad's company in Australia, but why did he have to travel with them all the way to Athens? He knew Dad and Mr Spyriadakos had been unable to work the single pump at the dilapidated, tin-shed petrol station outside the village, but why was there nobody there to serve them?' (Introduction) 

2015 winner Mine Intercom Kaaron Warren , 2015 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Review of Australian Fiction , vol. 13 no. 6 2015; The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015 2017;
2014 winner Shadows of the Lonely Dead Alan Baxter , 2014 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Suspended in Dusk 2014; The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2014 2015; Focus 2014 : Highlights of Australian Short Fiction 2015;
2012 winner Birthday Suit Martin J. Livings , 2012 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Living with the Dead 2012; Focus 2012 : Highlights of Australian Short Fiction 2013;
2010 winner 'She Said' Kirstyn McDermott , 2010 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Scenes from the Second Storey 2010; (p. 21-40) The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010 2011; (p. 399-412) Novascapes : Speculative Fiction from the Hunter Region Volume 1 2014;
2009 winner Six Suicides Deborah Biancotti , 2009 single work short story horror
— Appears in: A Book of Endings 2009; (p. 131-145)
2008 winner The Claws of Native Ghosts Lee Battersby , 2008 single work short story horror
— Appears in: The Beast Within 2008; Australis Imaginarium 2010;

''Claws' takes place in the early days of European colonisation of Western Australia. It's based around a real life event, a slaughter of Aboriginal families by settlers that has become known as 'The Battle of Pinjarra'. Apart from my protagonist, all the human characters in the story are based on real people.'

Source: Interview with Lee Battersby, Graveside Books website, http://gravesidetales.com
Sighted: 17/03/2009

2007 winner Toother Terry Dowling , 2007 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Eclipse One : New Science Fiction and Fantasy 2007; (p. 83-104) Award Winning Australian Writing 2008 : The Best Winning Writing from Short Story and Bush Poetry Competitions Nationally 2008; (p. 216-250) The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Fourth Annual Volume 2008; (p. 58-85) The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror : Twenty-First Annual Collection 2008; (p. 399-414)
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