The Woods Echo Back has been honoured with two shortlistings in this year's Aurealis Awards, in the Fantasy Short Story and Young Adult Short Story categories. I've never made the shortlist before, so I'm absolutely boggled to be a double finalist this time around, and honoured to be in the company of talented writers and friends like Tansy Rayner Roberts, Alan Baxter, Angela Slatter, Emma Osbourne, and Sean Williams - who is also my heroic PhD supervisor because, despite its vast size, Australia is a small country.
You can check out the full shortlist over at the Aurealis Awards website. The ceremony is on Saturday the 28th of May at the Hellenic Club. I'm not sure I can afford the epic journey from Brisbane to Canberra with all the expense of Clarion West looming on the horizon, but if you go, I'll live vicariously through you.