Roll of Achievement

We don’t want to hold back if we get any awards, short listing for awards, or have stories included in respected anthologies. It doesn’t matter whether recognition is achieved by SQ Mag itself, the Star Quake (best of anthology) series, or the stories/articles/reviews we publish. In anticipation of our increasing recognition, the following is the list:

2014

Short List: Australian Shadows Awards 2013: Edited Publication – Star Quake 1 (ed. Sophie Yorkston)

2015

Winner: Sir Julius Vogel Awards (New Zealand) 2014: Best Short Story – Lee Murray’s ‘Inside Ferndale‘ (SQ Mag # 12)

Short List: Ditmar Awards (Australia) 2014: Best Novella or Novelette – Alan Baxter’s ‘The Darkness in Clara‘ (SQ Mag #14)

Year’s Best Horror Volume 7 (ed. Ellen Datlow): inclusion in TOC: Rhoads Brazos – ‘Tread Upon The Brittle Shell‘ (SQ Mag #14)

(Ellen Datlow’s long list of recommended reading for 2014 includes:
– Joy, B.T. ‘Crawler‘ SQ Mag #12
– Baxter, Alan ‘The Darkness in Clara‘ SQ Mag #14
– Jager, Michelle ‘Bones‘ SQ Mag #14
– S. G. Larner ‘Chasing the Storm‘ SQ Mag #14
– Rega, Angela ‘The Bush Bride of Badgery Hollow‘ SQ Mag 14)

Winner: Australian Shadows Awards for Best Collect Work 2014 – SQ Mag Edition 14 (Sophie Yorkston ed.).

Short List: Australian Shadows Awards for Best Short Story – Michelle Jager’s ‘Bones‘ (SQ Mag #14)

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2015 Edition (ed. Paula Guran): inclusion in TOC: Ken Liu – ‘Running Shoes‘ (SQ Mag #16)

The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror – 2014. (eds. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene): inclusion in TOC: Jason Franks – ‘Metempsychosis‘ (SQ Mag #15)

(The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror – 2014 also has a short recommended reading list, including:
– Baxter, Alan ‘The Darkness in Clara‘ SQ Mag #14
– Murray, Lee ‘Inside Ferndale‘ SQ Mag #12)

2016

Mark Rookyard’s short story, ‘Robert Fairweather and the Wrong Ticket‘ (SQ Mag #19), was included in the Tangent Online Recommended Reading List for 2015

Laird Barron has published his collection, Swift To Chase, which includes his story, ‘Ears Prick Up‘ (SQ Mag #18).

Suzanne J Willis’ short story, ‘Husk and Sheaf‘ was placed in the finalist list for Best Fantasy Short Story in the 2015 Aurealis Awards.

Short List: 2015 Australian Shadows Awards short fiction – Greg Chapman’s ‘The Bone Maiden‘ (SQ Mag #20).

(Ellen Datlow’s long list of recommended reading for 2015 includes:
– Guignard, Eric ‘Car Trip Bingo‘ SQ Mag #22
– Jager, Michelle ‘Home Delivery‘ SQ Mag #21
– Larner, S.G. ‘Three Trophies‘ SQ Mag #20
– McMahon, Gary ‘Unicorn Meat‘ SQ Mag #20
– Nahrung, Jason ‘Night Blooming‘ SQ Mag #19)

2017

Short List: 2016 Australian Shadows Awards short fiction – Deborah Sheldon’s ‘What the Sea Wants‘ SQ Mag #25

Short List: 2016 Australian Shadows Awards short fiction – Lee Murray’s ‘Selfie‘ SQ Mag #26

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