Entries for the 2012 Aurealis Awards are closed
How do I enter a work into the Aurealis Awards process, and where do I send my entry form?
When entries are open, you may enter using the online entry form.
You must supply a copy of the work(s) entered
to each judge in the relevant
category/categories. Once you have formally submitted an entry
via the online form, the coordinator will contact you with the
postal addresses for
What works are eligible?
Any work of speculative fiction written by an Australian citizen of permanent resident and published for the first time between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2012 is eligible to be entered.
Who can enter works?
Anyone can enter a work and there is no entry fee for the Awards, however registrants must agree to send or submit a copy of the entered work to each judge in the category or categories the work is entered in. There are three judges in each category. Details of judges postal addresses will be provided after works are registered.
A list of entries appears on the Aurealis Awards website and is progressively updated during the year. Only formally entered works will be considered for the awards.
Can I submit works electronically?
Short stories of 10,000 words or less can be submitted electronically. However if more than three stories from any one publication are to be entered in the Awards, hard copy entries must be sent.
Online entries must have been lodged by midnight 23 December 2012. And copies of entered works must be received by the judging panels at the addresses provided no later than 31 December 2012.
For the Peter McNamara Convenors' Award please read information and access an entry form for this award on the Rules and Conditions page.
The Aurealis Awards 2012 are for works of speculative fiction by authors, editors and illustrators, who are Australian citizens or permanent residents, first published in English between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2012.
Finalists will be announced on the website in late March 2013, and the winners announced at a ceremony in Sydney in May 2013.
By entering a work in the Aurealis Awards process, you undertake to supply a copy of the work to each of the judges of the relevant category/categories, i.e. you’ll need to supply three copies of the work in each category entered.
Works may be entered in more than one category, but we encourage you to only choose the most relevant, rather than make across-the-board, blanket entries.
From 2009, Aurealis Awards judges have accepted some electronic entries of short fiction (up to ten thousand words) from small press publishers, if the financial burden of supplying our judges with hard copy is too great. Entering stories electronically will require the submission of both a word document and a pdf of entries to the awards’ coordinator for distribution to the relevant judges.
For more details about rules and eligibility, please read the rules and conditions and visit the FAQs.
The Aurealis Awards always aim to be as inclusive as possible. If you are aware of any work that should be entered in the 2012 process but which does not appear on the list of entries please contact the judging coordinator with details so we can encourage the author/publisher to enter it.