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Ditmar Awards 2010 - Free Fiction

With the 2010 Ditmar Awards now open for nominations until the 23rd of July, I have a number of works that are eligble.

In order to give everyone a chance to read those works and determine for themselves if they are worth nominating, I will be making the following works available as free PDF downloads for the next week, leading up to the 23rd July.

Have a read, have a look. If you enjoy want you read in the stories or see in the illustrations, please send a nomination my way. Click on the titles below to download the PDFs.

Best Novella/Novelette

  • "The Message" by Andrew J McKiernan - originally appeared in Midnight Echo #2 from AHWA. Short listed for both Aurealis and Australian Shadows Awards: "The Message by Andrew J. McKiernan is the absolute standout in this issue. Again, a grounding in real life events gives this story real impact. There’s a real emotional hit to this one that will linger long after you’ve closed the magazine." OzHorrorScope
  • "Daivadana" by Andrew J McKiernan - originally appeared in In Bad Dreams 2: Where Death Stalks from Eneit Press: "'Daivadana' by Andrew McKiernan, [is] my favourite kind of story, epic and action packed and filled with ancient and nasty magicks. He writes stories that I wish I'd written. Damn his eyes." Martin Livings.

Best Short Story

  • "The Dumbshow" by Andrew J McKiernan - originally appeared in Masques from CSFG: "The Dumbshow is a noir carnival that shows off Andrew McKiernan's considerable prowess, effectively conveying the mute character's emotions and dialogue through the unlikely medium of written mime...his characters are crystal clear and throbbing with life." Specusphere

Best Artwork

  • "Shards: Short Sharp Tales" by Shane Jiraiya Cummings, illustrated by Andrew J McKiernan from Brimstone Press: "McKiernan shows a brilliant sense of what stands out in the mind of a reader and then brings those images to life with a frightening style and ability beyond most artists working today in the smaller presses." gnbraun.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-reviews-up-this-weekend.html

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