I arrived home from the day job yesterday to discover that my story An Ordinary Boy, published in the anthology The Tangled Bank: Love, Wonder and Evolution, is a finalist in the Young Adult Short Story Category of the Aurealis Awards:
YOUNG ADULT Short Story
* Inksucker, Aidan Doyle, Worlds Next Door, Fablecroft Publishing
* One Story, No Refunds, Dirk Flinthart, Shiny #6, Twelfth Planet Press
* A Thousand Flowers, Margo Lanagan, Zombies Vs Unicorns, Allen & Unwin
* Nine Times, Kaia Landelius & Tansy Rayner Roberts, Worlds Next Door, Fablecroft Publishing
* An Ordinary Boy, Jen White, The Tangled Bank, Tangled Bank Press
I feel very honoured to be in such company. Here is a complete list of all the finalists, many of which I've read and enjoyed.