Aurealis Award for best young adult short story

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Aurealis Award for young adult short story
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Awarded for Excellence in young adult speculative fiction short stories
Country Australia
Presented by Chimaera Publications,
WASFF
First awarded 1995
Currently held by Leife Shallcross
Website Official site

The Aurealis Awards are presented annually by the Australia-based Chimaera Publications and WASFF to published works in order to "recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy, horror writers".[2] To qualify, a work must have been first published by an Australian citizen or permanent resident between 1 January and 31 December of the corresponding year;[3] the presentation ceremony is held the following year. It has grown from a small function of around 20 people to a two-day event attended by over 200 people.[4]

Since their creation in 1995, awards have been given in various categories of speculative fiction. Categories currently include science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative young adult fiction—with separate awards for novels and short fiction—collections, anthologies, illustrative works or graphic novels, children's books, and an award for excellence in speculative fiction.[2] The awards have attracted the attention of publishers by setting down a benchmark in science fiction and fantasy. The continued sponsorship by publishers such as HarperCollins and Orbit has identified the award as an honour to be taken seriously.[5]

The results are decided by a panel of judges from a list of submitted nominees; the long-list of nominees is reduced to a short list of finalists.[2] Ties can occur if the panel decides both entries show equal merit, however they are encouraged to choose a single winner.[6] The judges are selected from a public application process by the Award's management team.[7]

This article lists all the short-list nominees and winners in the best young-adult short story category. Margo Lanagan has won the award three times and Isobelle Carmody has won it twice. Lanagan also holds the record for most nominations, with ten, and Tansy Rayner Roberts has the most nominations without winning, having been a losing finalists four times.

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, the years correspond to the year of the story's eligibility; the ceremonies are always held the following year. Each year links to the corresponding "year in literature" article. Entries with a blue background have won the award; those with a white background are the nominees on the short-list. If the short story was originally published in a book with other stories rather than by itself or in a magazine, the book title is included after the publisher's name.

  *   Winners and joint winners
  *   Nominees on the shortlist

Year Author(s) Short story Publisher or publication Ref
1995 No award given [8]
1996 Carmody, IsobelleIsobelle Carmody* "Green Monkey Dreams" Viking Press (Green Monkey Dreams) [9][10]
1996 Luckett, DaveDave Luckett The Wizard and Me Omnibus Books [9]
1996 Moloney, JamesJames Moloney The Pipe Lothian Books [9]
1996 Rubinstein, GillianGillian Rubinstein "B'ku, B'ku" Hyland House (Annie's Brother's Suit) [9][10]
1996 Taylor, KeithKeith Taylor "At the Edge of the Sea" Penguin Books (Dream Weavers) [9][10]
1997 Starke, RuthRuth Starke* The Twist in the Tale Lothian Books [11]
1997 Sheryl Gardner The Peppercorn Tree Lothian Books [11]
1997 Julie Ireland "Hanging by a Thread" HarperCollins (Hanging by a Thread and Other Stories) [10][11]
1998 No award given [12]
1999 No award given [13]
2000 Lanagan, MargoMargo Lanagan* "The Queen's Notice" Allen & Unwin (White Time) [10][14]
2000 Caswell, BrianBrian Caswell "Avalon" Hodder Headline (Tales from the Wasteland) [10][14]
2000 Lanagan, MargoMargo Lanagan "The Boy Who Didn't Yearn" Allen & Unwin (White Time) [10][14]
2000 Lanagan, MargoMargo Lanagan "Midsummer Mission" Allen & Unwin (White Time) [10][14]
2000 Lanagan, MargoMargo Lanagan "White Time" Allen & Unwin (White Time) [10][14]
2001 Carmody, IsobelleIsobelle Carmody* Dreamwalker Lothian Books [15]
2001 Nix, GarthGarth Nix "Lightning Bringer" Simon & Schuster (Love & Sex: Ten Stories of Truth) [10][15]
2002 No award given [16]
2003 No award given [17]
2004 Lanagan, MargoMargo Lanagan* "Singing My Sister Down" Allen & Unwin (Black Juice) [10][18]
2004 Chris Barnes "The Glass Flower" CSFG Publishing (Encounters) [10][18]
2004 Congreve, BillBill Congreve "The Shooter at Heartrock Waterhole" Viking Press (The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm) [10][18]
2004 Lanagan, MargoMargo Lanagan "Rite of Spring" Allen & Unwin (Black Juice) [10][18]
2005 Nix, GarthGarth Nix* "Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case" Allen & Unwin (Across the Wall: Tales of the Old Kingdom and Elsewhere) [10][19]
2005 Flinthart, DirkDirk Flinthart "The Red Priest's Homecoming" Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine [19]
2006 Tan, ShaunShaun Tan* The Arrival Lothian Books [20]
2006 Biancotti, DeborahDeborah Biancotti "The Dying Light" Eidolon Books (Eidolon I) [10][20]
2006 Brown, SimonSimon Brown "Leviathan" Eidolon Books (Eidolon I) [10][20]
2006 Lanagan, MargoMargo Lanagan "Baby Jane" Allen & Unwin (Red Spikes) [10][20]
2006 Lanagan, MargoMargo Lanagan "A Feather in the Breast of God" Allen & Unwin (Red Spikes) [10][20]
2006 Lanagan, MargoMargo Lanagan "Forever Upward" Allen & Unwin (Red Spikes) [10][20]
2007 Biancotti, DeborahDeborah Biancotti* "A Scar for Leida" Ticonderoga Publications (Fantastic Wonder Stories) [10][21]
2007 Cummings, Shane JiraiyaShane Jiraiya Cummings "Yamabushi Kaidan and the Smoke Dragon" Ticonderoga Publications (Fantastic Wonder Stories) [10][21]
2007 Nix, GarthGarth Nix "Bad Luck, Trouble, Death and Vampire Sex" Eclipse [21]
2007 Nix, GarthGarth Nix "Holly and Iron" Allen & Unwin (Dark Alchemy) [10][21]
2007 Rolfe, TraceyTracey Rolfe "Cast Off" Ticonderoga Publications (Fantastic Wonder Stories) [10][21]
2008 Jamieson, TrentTrent Jamieson* "Cracks" Shiny [22]
2008 Biancotti, DeborahDeborah Biancotti "The Tailor of Time" Norilana Books (Clockwork Phoenix) [10][22]
2008 Flinthart, DirkDirk Flinthart "This Is Not My Story" Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine [22]
2008 Maclean, KevinKevin Maclean "Eye of the Beholder" DAW Books (Misspelled) [10][22]
2009 Sparks, CatCat Sparks* "Seventeen" CSFG Publishing (Masques) [10][23]
2009 Anderton, JoanneJoanne Anderton "Dragon Bones" Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine [23]
2009 Isle, SueSue Isle "Paper Dragons" Shiny [23]
2009 McHugh, IanIan McHugh "Once a Month, On a Sunday" Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine [23]
2009 Roberts, Tansy RaynerTansy Rayner Roberts "Like Us" Shiny [23]
2010 Lanagan, MargoMargo Lanagan* "A Thousand Flowers" Allen & Unwin (Zombies Vs Unicorns) [24]
2010 Doyle, AidanAidan Doyle "Inksucker" FableCroft Publishing (Worlds Next Door) [25]
2010 Flinthart, DirkDirk Flinthart "One Story, No Refunds" Shiny [25]
2010 Landelius, KaiaKaia Landelius & Tansy Rayner Roberts "Nine Times" FableCroft Publishing (Worlds Next Door) [25]
2010 White, JenJen White "An Ordinary Boy" Tangled Bank Press (The Tangled Bank) [25]
2011 Isle, SueSue Isle* "Nation of the Night" Twelfth Planet Press (Nightsiders) [26]
2011 Jennings, KathleenKathleen Jennings "Finishing School" Candlewick Press (Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories) [27]
2011 Kennedy, CateCate Kennedy "Seventy-Two Derwents" Allen & Unwin (The Wicked Wood: Tales From the Tower Volume 2) [27]
2011 Murray, MartineMartine Murray "One Window" Allen & Unwin (The Wilful Eye: Tales From the Tower Volume 1) [27]
2011 Rayner Roberts, TansyTansy Rayner Roberts "The Patrician" Twelfth Planet Press (Love and Romanpunk) [27]
2012 Dyer, ThoraiyaThoraiya Dyer* "The Wisdom of the Ants" Clarkesworld Magazine [28]
2012 D'Ath, JustinJustin D'Ath "Stilled Lifes x 11" Ford Street Publishing (Trust Me Too) [29]
2012 Heath, JackJack Heath "Rats" Ford Street Publishing (Trust Me Too) [29]
2012 Nicholls, JackJack Nicholls "The Statues of Melbourne" Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 56 [29]
2012 Tam, AdrienneAdrienne Tam "The Worry Man" BusyBird Publishing ([Untitled] 5) [29]
2013 Marillier, JulietJuliet Marillier* "By Bone-light" Ticonderoga Publications (Prickle Moon) [30][31]
2013 Anderton, JoanneJoanne Anderton "Mah Song" FableCroft Publishing (The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories) [30]
2013 Mok, D. K.D. K. Mok "Morning Star" FableCroft Publishing (One Small Step, an anthology of discoveries) [30]
2013 Wilkins, KimKim Wilkins "The Year of Ancient Ghosts" Ticonderoga Publications (The Year of Ancient Ghosts) [30]
2014 Flinthart, DirkDirk Flinthart* "Vanilla" Twelfth Planet Press (Kaleidoscope) [32]
2014 Alexander, GoldieGoldie Alexander "In Hades" Celapene Press [33]
2014 Argyll, LizLiz Argyll "Falling Leaves" Apex Magazine [33]
2014 Cornish, D MD M Cornish "The Fuller and the Bogle" Omnibus Books (Tales from the Half-Continent) [33]
2014 Mudge, FaithFaith Mudge "Signature" Twelfth Planet Press (Kaleidoscope) [33]
2015 Kalin, DeborahDeborah Kalin* "The Miseducation of Mara Lys" Twelfth Planet Press (Cherry Crow Children) [34]
2015 Gaal, KimberleyKimberley Gaal "In Sheep's Clothing" Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 61 [35]
2015 Gaal, KimberleyKimberley Gaal "The Nexus Tree" CSFG (The Never Never Land) [35]
2015 Mok, D. K.D. K. Mok "The Heart of the Labyrinth" Sorin Suciu (In Memory: A Tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett) [35]
2015 Mudge, FaithFaith Mudge "Blueblood" Ticonderoga Publications (Hear Me Roar) [35]
2015 Ward, Marlee JaneMarlee Jane Ward Welcome to Orphancorp Seizure [35]
2016 Shallcross, LeifeLeife Shallcross* "Pretty Jennie Greenteeth" Belladonna Publishing (Strange Little Girls) [36][37]
2016 Hannett, Lisa L.Lisa L. Hannett "A Right Pretty Mate" PS Australia (Dreaming in the Dark) [36]
2016 Nicholls, JackJack Nicholls "Dune Time" Tor.com [36]
2016 O'Meara, ShaunaShauna O'Meara "No One Here is Going to Save You" FableCroft Publishing (In Your Face) [36]
2016 Rayner Roberts, TansyTansy Rayner Roberts "Did We Break the End of the World" Twelfth Planet Press (Defying Doomsday) [36]

See also[edit]

  • Ditmar Award, an Australian science fiction award established in 1969

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