Saturday, 9 July 2011

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

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 the judges, Kaaron Warren, Stephen Dedman and Lee Battersby, who I know will have worked very hard on assessing all the stories, and Jason Crowe of the AHWA who worked hard in the background. Also congratulations to Nicholas Stella who won the Flash Fiction category, and to everyone who got an honourable mention.
"Winds of Nzambi" is now going to be published in a future issue of Midnight Echo, probably issue 7. It is going to be awkward if it appears in issue 6, as David and I (along with Jason Fischer) are editing that issue.

Anyway, here is the press release:

The AHWA is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 Flash and Short Story Competition.
Flash Fiction Category

  • Duncan Checks Out by Nicholas Stella

Honourable Mentions
  • "Homonculus", by David Rasborsek
  • "Jaxon's Gift", by Natalie J E Potts

Short Fiction Category

  • "Winds of Nzambi" by David Conyers and  David Kernot

Honourable Mentions
  • Love Story, by Cassie Britland
  • Slither and Squeeze, by Tracie McBride


silviamg said...

Super congratulations!


Silvia Moreno-Garcia

David Conyers said...

Thanks Silvia!