Twelfth Planet Press were the big winners from this year’s nominations with two works making the short list, while Allen & Unwin, HarperVoyager, Random House and UK-based Tartarus Press picking up one nod each:
A Very Unusual Pursuit – City of Orphans by Catherine Jinks
Published in January 2013 by Allen & Unwin
Caution: Contains Small Parts by Kirstyn McDermott
Published in 2013 by Twelfth Planet Press
Dark Serpent by Kylie Chan
Published in May 2013 by HarperVoyager
Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near
Published in June 2013 by Random House
Rupetta by N. A. Sulway
Published in November 2013 by Tartarus Press (UK)
Trucksong by Andrew Macrae
Published in November 2013 by Twelfth Planet Press
The trophy will be presented to the winner at the 2014 Continuum X ‘Carnival of Lost Souls’, the 53rd Australian Science Fiction Convention, in Melbourne on 6-9 June.
For more information on the award, and pioneering Australian feminist SF author Norma K Hemming, visit http://www.asff.org.au/#hemming.