Daniel I. Russell is the author of Entertaining Demons, Samhane, Retard, Come Into Darkness, Critique, The Collector Book 1: Mana Leak, Mother's Boys and the huge collection Tricks, Mischief and Mayhem. Daniel is a HWA active member and represented by the Tobias Literary Agency, NYC. Daniel has also been the vice-president of the Australian Horror Writers' Association, special guest editor of Midnight Echo, associate and technical editor for Necrotic Tissue, and Shadow Awards judge.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010The Ditmar awards
Last year I hadn't really been in the country that long to engage in the Ditmar Awards. The Ditmars are one of three big spec-fiction awards in Australia, standing beside the Shadow and the Aurealis Awards.
None of my works are eligible for Ditmar nomination, as, being an honest chap, I will admit that my residency was only granted this year, thus in 2009 my stories don't meet the 'Australianess' rule!
But I'm looking at this on the bright side. I can get involved without any claims of back scratching, etc, involved, like the way some of the Stoker Award nominees are accused of year after year. Instead of canvassing for nominations, I can get down to reading some of peers in Australian horror and finding new authors.
Here's some artists/authors/presses I've been looking into this week:
Shane Jiraiya Cummings
Andrew J McKiernan
G. N. Braun
Stephen Clark at Tasmaniac Publications
Even if you're not an Australian resident and can't nominate in the Ditmars, follow the links and check these guys out!