→William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review
* Alexandra Pierce and Mimi Mondal, for ''Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler'', Twelfth Planet Press. ([http://www.twelfthplanetpress.com/products/ebooks/luminescent-threads])
* Gillian Polack, for series of articles on the history of Australian SFF, in "Aurealis".
POlack, for “Setting up Westeros: The Medieval World and the World in A Game of Thrones” in Game of Thrones versus History , eds Brian A. Pavlac and Elizabeth Lott, Wiley.
* Tansy Rayner Roberts, for "There’s Nothing ‘Only’ About Being a Journalist: An Appreciation of Sarah Jane Smith", in ''Tor.com''. ([https://www.tor.com/2017/12/19/theres-nothing-only-about-being-a-journalist-an-appreciation-of-sarah-jane-smith/])
* Deanne Sheldon-Collins, for reviews in ''Aurealis''.
* Cat Sparks, for "The 13 Most Terrifying Apocalypses in Literature", in ''Electric Lit''. ([https://electricliterature.com/13-horrible-apocalypses-that-will-make-you-question-your-faith-in-humankind-942900771f47])
* Cat Sparks, for "Science fiction and climate fiction: contemporary literatures of purpose", in ''Ecopunk! Speculative tales of radical futures''
* Colin Steele, for reviews, in ''SF Commentary''.
* Katharine Stubbs and Tsana Dolichva, for "The Vorkosigan Saga Project" in "Ventureadlaxre" and "Tsana's Reads and Reviews" ([https://ventureadlaxre.com/2017/02/17/reading-challenge-vorkosigan-saga-project/] and [http://tsanasreads.blogspot.be/search/label/vorkosigan%20saga%20project])