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Cthulhu Unbound 3 Australian Shadows Finalist

Posted by David Conyers on March 23, 2013 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I am pleased to announce that Brian M Sammons and I have made the finalist list for Australia's top horror fiction award, the Australian Shadows in the Edited Publication category. This is the fourth time I've been nominated for the award, and maybe this year I might win, but I'm up against some strong competition with Surviving to the End by Craig Bezant and The Year's Best Australian Fantasy & ...

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Award Winning Australian Writing 2012

Posted by David Conyers on August 30, 2012 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

David Kernot and my story "Winds of Nzambi" will be appaering in Award Winning Australian Writing 2012. Our story won the Australian Horror Writers Association's Short Fiction Award, appeared in Midnight Echo #6 and soon to be released in the

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Midnight Echo 6 Honourable Mention in Australian Shadows

Posted by David Conyers on June 4, 2012 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (1)

Midnight Echo 6: The Science Fiction Horror Issue, made the shortlist for the Edited category of the Australian Shadows Awards 2011. The issue was edited by David Kernot, Jason Fishcer and myself. The stories "The Wanderer in Darkness" by Andrew J. McKiernan and "Out Hunting for Teeth" by Joanne Anderton also made the shortlist in Short Stories category.


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"The Masked Messenger" makes Ellen Datlow's Honourable Mention List

Posted by David Conyers on April 17, 2012 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

It may not be big news but its still good news, to make an international Honourable Mention in a Year's Best Anthology, in this case Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year Volume 4.



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2012 Ditmar Awards

Posted by David Conyers on March 24, 2012 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

It is award season again, and the Aurealis Awards finalists announced and the Australian Shadows not far behind. Ditmar's too, the Australian speculative fiction most popular awards a ramping up, with anyone 'active' in the industry able to vote, regardless of whether you are from this country or not.



If you want to vote for me, great, and here...

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"Winds of Nzambi" co-authored with David Kernot wins Australian Horror Award

Posted by David Conyers on July 9, 2011 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I've just learnt that David Kernot and I have just won the Australian Horror Writers Association's 2011 Short Story Competition, with our tale "Winds of Nzambi", a supernatural horror tale about slave traders in 16th Century Africa. It was great to collaborate with David, and I learnt a lot from him through the process.


Thanks must go to ...

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Australian Shadows Winners

Posted by David Conyers on April 19, 2011 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Australian Shadows have been announced and the results can be found here. I was nominated for the Short Fiction category. I didn't win. But the next best news was that Macabre edited by Angela Challis and Marty Young won the Edited Publication category. I'm so excited about this one, not because I have a story in the book, but because I believe A...

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"Dream Machine" shortlisted for Australia's Top Horror Award

Posted by David Conyers on February 24, 2011 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Fantastic news today in that I have made the short list for the Australian Shadows Award, the top speculative fiction award for horror fiction in Australia. This is the second time I've made the shortlist, the last time was in 2007 for my short story "Subtle Invasion".


Congrats to everyone who made the list, especially Angela Challis, Marty Young, Amanda Pillar and Pete Kempshall for Macabre and Scenes from the Second Storey, which included my short stories.


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William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review

Posted by David Conyers on February 24, 2011 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

This year I’m eligible for the Ditmar Awards' William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review for contributing editor and reviewer for Albedo One, specifically for promoting Australian speculative fiction in Europe ...

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2011 Ditmar Voting Now Open

Posted by David Conyers on February 14, 2011 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Ditmar Awards can now be voted for to short-list. The full list of eligible publications is found here. Voting can be conducted online here.


My eligible novellas, short stories and publications for 2011 are:


Best Novella or Novelette

  • "Sister of the Sands", David Conye...
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About the Author

David Conyers is a science fiction and horror author and editor from Adelaide, South Australia. He has a degree in engineering from the University of Melbourne, and today works in marketing communications. His Harrison Peel series is collected in The Shoggoth Conspiracy with more stories to follow. Anthologies he has edited include Extreme Planets, Cthulhu Unbound 3, Cthulhu Detective, Cthulhu’s Dark Cults and Undead & Unbound. Since 2013 David has been the Arts and General Editor with Albedo One magazine. The Nightmare Dimension is his collection of horror fiction while Nanofabrica, a collection of best science fiction stories will be released by Aeon Press in 2015.

Contact: david_conyers2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au

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