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2022 Ditmar eligibility list

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This article lists works and people eligible for the Australian SF ("Ditmar") Awards for 2022 in each of the eligible categories. (The list is neither exhaustive nor necessarily accurate. Errors may be corrected and omissions added at any time.)


Introduction

The Ditmar Award is awarded subject to official rules, relevant sections of which are listed in each category below. Note also the following:

3.1 Timeliness: Works are eligible if they were first published or released anywhere in the world in an edition dated in the calendar year immediately preceding the year the award is held, or dated after the opening of nominations for the year immediately preceding the year the award is held if that is earlier than the start of that year (but after the close of that year).

3.2 Australianness: Nominees are eligible if they were Australian citizens or residents in the year their nominated work was released.

3.3 Eligibility of committee members: The awards will be administered by a sub-committee of the Standing Committee of the Business Meeting of the National Australian Science Fiction Convention, and the members of the sub-committee will not be eligible for an award and may neither nominate nor vote in the awards. The Standing Committee shall rule on issues of conflict of interest.


Best Novel

3.4 Novel: A Novel is any work of sf/f/h of more than 40,000 words.


Best Novella or Novelette

3.5 Novella or Novelette: A Novella or Novelette is any work of sf/f/h of 7,500 to 40,000 words.


Best Short Story

3.6 Short Story: A Short Story is any work of sf/f/h less than 7,500 words.


  • "333 Years", Susan Cornford [WA], in Antipodean SF 270.
  • "A Ring in the Stars", Callan J. Mulligan [QLD], in Antipodean SF 271.
  • "An Unfortunate Series of Coincidences", Tony Owens [QLD], in Antipodean SF 268.
  • "Another Day on the Frontline", Kevin J. Phyland, in Antipodean SF 268.
  • "Emergency", Bruce McNair, in Antipodean SF 269.
  • "Golf for Beginners", Joanna Galbraith [N/A], in Antipodean SF 270.
  • "Hope is a Dangerous Thing", Laurie Bell [VIC], in Antipodean SF 271.
  • "Hotel De Mort", Emma Louise Gill [WA], in Antipodean SF 272.
  • "HSC (Hancer School Certification)", Sue Olive [NSW], in Antipodean SF 270.
  • "Human Suit", N.S. Petrou [WA], in Antipodean SF 271.
  • "In the End", Samuel Gachon [QLD], in Antipodean SF 271.
  • "Karen's Secret Story", Gillian Polack [ACT], in Antipodean SF 270.
  • "Luck — A Matter of Perspective", Brian Catto [ACT], in Antipodean SF 270.
  • "Maelstrom", Kevin J. Phyland [VIC], in Antipodean SF 270.
  • "On Demand", Kevin J. Phyland [VIC], in Antipodean SF 269.
  • "Snuggles", Ashley Noel [NSW], in Antipodean SF 270.
  • "Space Train", Laurie Bell [VIC], in Antipodean SF 269.
  • "Taila2", Geraldine Borella [QLD], in Antipodean SF 268.
  • "The Birthday Party", Chris Karageorge [VIC], in Antipodean SF 270.
  • "The Box", James Patrik [VIC], in Antipodean SF 270.
  • "The Broken City", Michael Casey, in Antipodean SF 269.
  • "The Cove", Jake Dean [SA], in Antipodean SF 268.
  • "The Fermi Solution", Kevin J. Phyland [VIC], in Antipodean SF 270.
  • "The Hot Equations", Simon Petrie [ACT], in Antipodean SF 272.
  • "The Polishing of a Knob", Kerrie Noor [N/A], in Antipodean SF 269.
  • "The Senate Inquiry", Len Baglow [ACT], in Antipodean SF 270.
  • "The Zaratan Queen", Robin Hillard [VIC], in Antipodean SF 268.
  • "There Will Come Warm Rains", Simon Petri [ACT], in Antipodean SF 268.
  • "Topek and Me", Joanna Barrett [QLD], in Antipodean SF 268.
  • "Tribunal on the Misuse of Swords and Knives", Len Baglow [ACT], in Antipodean SF 272.
  • "Turn the Tables", Ashley Noel [NSW], in Antipodean SF 269.
  • "What We Are", James Patrik [VIC], in Antipodean SF 271.

Best Collected Work

3.7 Collected Work: A collected work is a sf/f/h collection or anthology, magazine or journal, ezine or webzine which must pay contributors in other than contributor copies and incidentals, or the editor/s of which declare the work to be professional. At least one edition of a collected work must have been issued in the eligible calendar year.


  • Antipodean SF, Ion Newcombe [NSW].
  • Galaxy's Edge 48, Lezli Robyn [N/A].

Best Artwork

3.8 Artwork: An artwork is a single work or series of related works of art in any medium other than text.


Best Fan Writer

3.9 Fan Writer and Fan Artist: These awards are made to writers or artists for a work or body of work first published, released, or made available for public viewing in the eligible calendar year. The writer or artist must have received no payment other than contributor copies and other incidentals (coffee mug, t-shirt, poster, etc.)

  • An Example Australian Writer [state], for (body of work, including) Example work(s), in Containing Publication(s), Publisher(s) (Location(s)). (Example link to more information)

Best Fan Artist

3.9 Fan Writer and Fan Artist: These awards are made to writers or artists for a work or body of work first published, released, or made available for public viewing in the eligible calendar year. The writer or artist must have received no payment other than contributor copies and other incidentals (coffee mug, t-shirt, poster, etc.)

  • An Example Australian Artist [state], for (body of work, including) Example work(s), in Containing Publication(s), Publisher(s) (Location(s)). (Example link to more information)

Best Fan Publication in any Medium

3.10 Fan Publication in any Medium: This award is for a work or group of related works in any medium first published, released, or made available for public viewing in the eligible calendar year. The writer or artist must have received no payment. Eligible works include, but are not limited to, a periodical, journal, fanzine, ezine or webzine.


  • SF Commentary, Bruce Gillespie [VIC].

Best New Talent

3.11 New Talent: This award recognises excellence of achievement in any field of the genre by an individual who has never been nominated for a national or international award, or has only been nominated for a national or international award in one or both of the two calendar years prior to the year for which they are a Best New Talent nominee. National or international awards include but are not limited to: Australian SF ("Ditmar"), Aurealis, Hugo and Nebula Awards. Once nominated, an individual may only be nominated once more, in the year following the first nomination.


William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review

3.12 William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review: William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review is for the writing or editing of a work or a group of related works of criticism or review pertaining to the genres of science fiction, fantasy, or horror.


  • Tansy Rayner Roberts [TAS], for "Deadly Frocks and Other Tales of Murder Clothes", in Uncanny Issue 39, ([1])