Recently, at the Continuum Convention in Melbourne, the Ditmar Awards were announced. The Ditmar Awards are awarded to Australian creators based on popular vote by the members of each year’s Australian National Convention (or NatCon).

This year, Defying Doomsday won the Best Collected Work category (tying with Dreaming the Dark edited by Jack Dann). Whoo! Furthermore, one of our stories “Did We Break the End of the World?” by Tansy Rayner Roberts won in the Best Novelette or Novella category. We are very excited about this and we would like to thank all of our lovely Pozible backers, for making this book possible.

As you may have seen on social media, we’re currently are also very excited about the D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award. This award was established as part of our Pozible campaign, and will make it possible for us to further recognise and celebrate work in disability advocacy in SFF literature. You can find out more about the award here: http://defyingdoomsday.twelfthplanetpress.com/announcing-the-d-franklin-defying-doomsday-award/

We’d love if you help us spread the word. Also please do nominate anyone you know who might be eligible – the more the merrier! You can nominate eligible works via this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccn0EOtkAaXGhzhm5lx97hqrHQ2DrxAyTeESrI0MCFY36bhg/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=send_form

By now all backer rewards should have all been sent out, so please let us know if you haven’t received yours!

Thank you again for supporting Defying Doomsday!