Chronos Awards now open for nominations

The 2011 Chronos Awards for excellence in science fiction, fantasy & horror in Victoria will be presented at Continuum 7 here in Melbourne over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June. All nominated works must have been published during the 2010 calendar year by a resident of the state of Victoria.

The key dates for the 2011 Chronos Awards are:

  • Nominations Open:  Sunday 23 January 2011
  • Nominations Close:  Sunday 27 March 2011
  • Voting Opens:  Sunday 3 April 2011
  • Voting Closes:  Sunday 15 May 2011
  • Awards Announced:  Continuum 7, 10-13 June 2011 (exact date/time TBA).

Click here for more information and to lodge a nomination.

If you need a refresher on eligible works published in 2010, the Continuum Foundation wiki has provided quite a comprehensive list.

And in the Blowing My Own Shiny Trumpet department, I have the following works eligible for a nomination:

Best Long Fiction category:

  • Madigan Mine by Kirstyn McDermott (Pan Macmillan Australia).

Best Short Fiction category:

  • “Monsters Among Us” by Kirstyn McDermott in Macabre: A Journey Through Australia’s Darkest Fears, edited by Angela Challis and Marty Young (Brimstone Press).
  • “She Said” by Kirstyn McDermott in Scenes from the Second Storey, edited by Amanda Pillar and Pete Kempshall (Morrigan Books). [Note: this is my personal favourite of the three published last year and, I think, one of the best stories I’ve written.]
  • “We All Fall Down” by Kirstyn McDermott, Aurealis 44.

If you’ve read and enjoyed any of the above and decide to nominate them for a Chronos Award . . . well, that would be lovely. 🙂

ETA: Also eligible for nomination in the Best Fan Publication in any Medium category is The Writer and the Critic podcast which is produced by Ian Mond and myself. The first two episodes aired in 2010. If you haven’t listened to those yet, you should. We’re clever and funny and very often silly. And we love books.