The Australian Shadows Awards are awarded by the Australian Horror Writers Association, which describes them thusly:
The Australian Shadows are the annual literary awards presented by the AHWA and judged on the overall effect — the skill, delivery, and lasting resonance — of horror fiction written or edited by an Australian.
Each category below lists the finalists with the winner bolded. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!
(I see that I have read very few of the works listed below, which probably means I'm not keeping up with horror as much as I would like to be :-/ )
MIDNIGHT ECHO 9, BY GEOFF BROWN
A KILLER AMONG DEMONS, BY CRAIG BEZANT
BABY TEETH – BITE SIZED TALES OF TERROR, BY DAN RABARTS AND LEE MURRAY
STAR QUAKE 1, BY SOPHIE YORKSTON
THE BONE CHIME SONG AND OTHER STORIES, BY JOANNE ANDERTON
NIP, TUCK, ZIP, PLUCK, BY JOHN PAUL FITCH
FENCE LINES, BY JOANNE ANDERTON
THE NEST, BY C.S. MCMULLEN
CATERPILLARS, BY DEBBIE COWENS
THE DEAD WAY, BY JC HART
UNDEAD KELLY, BY TIMOTHY BOWDEN
TOPSIDERS, BY SCOTT TYSON
809 JACOB STREET, BY MARTY YOUNG
(Inaugural) PAUL HAINES SHADOWS AWARD for LONG FICTION.
SOUL KILLER, BY ROBERT HOOD
THE HOME FOR BROKEN DOLLS, BY KIRSTYN MCDERMOTT
THE UNWANTED WOMEN OF SURREY, BY KAARON WARREN