SJV Qualifying Work by our Members

It is currently the nomination period for the coveted Sir Julius Vogel Awards and many of our members have work that qualifies for nomination.

We are proud to present a list below of qualifying work by our members. This is in no way meant to be an exhaustive list of SJV worthy work- just the work of our members to have a look at and nominate if you feel it merits it.



Tui Allen:

Ripplepublished October 2011- In Print (from The Book Depository) and in E-book forms.

Philippa Ballantine:

Spectyr put out by Ace

Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris (Harper Voyager)

Diane and Kevin Berry:

Dragons Away by K. D. Berry published by Blue Wood Publishing.

Warwick Gibson:

In the Heart of Stars published by Patshm Publishing.

Jane Higgins:

The Bridge, a YA novel, published August 2011 by Text Publishing, winner of the Text Prize.

Tim Kilgour:

The Last Arrival in Time published at Smashwords and Amazon.

Lee Murray:

 Battle of the Birds, Junior Novel (Professional Novella – fantasy genre) Taramea Publishing.

Michael J. Parry:

The Spiral Tattoo (Ebook format only, Sky Warrior Books)

Mary Victoria:

Samiha’s Song (book two of ‘the Chronicles of the Tree’) published by HarperCollins

Oracle’s Fire (book three of ‘the Chronicles of the Tree’) published by HarperCollins

Darusha Wehm:

Act of Will published under the name M. Darusha Wehm.



Grace Bridges:

Lily’s Tale in OtherSheep magazine from Written World Communications.

Underground…Undersea in Underground Rising, an anthology from The Writers’ Cafe Press

Debbie Cowens:

Upon a Star (Wily Writers)

The Delightful Maiden in Tales for Canterbury by Random Static.

The Truth about Dragons (Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Issue #50)

Brendan Cox: 

Mindgrinder, downloadable from this webpage.

Amanda Fitzwater:

Trois – Khimairal Ink Vol 7 number 3
Twixt – MBraneSF June 2011
The Ten Thousand Steps – Expanded Horizons November 2011
The Woman With Flowers in her Hair – Luna Station Quarterly
Talk To Your Universe – The

Lynne Jamneck:

Azif in Fantastique Unfettered (#4)

Renaissance in White Cat Magazine (October 2011)

Into The Black Abyss in Something Wicked magazine (#15) (South Africa)

Helen Lowe:

The Fountain in Tales for Canterbury anthology published by Random Static

Samuel Mae:

The Sun Sets No Different at the Edge of the Universe — Bards and Sages Quarterly, January 2011– winner of the 2011 Reader’s Choice Award for this issue.

Pistols at Dawn Amongst the Evergreens — Electric Velocipede #21/22 — only the opening available onsite

Night Terrors — Phantasmacore

Clinohumite — Bards and Sages Quarterly, July 2011

Goldar the Unwieldy — Short-Story.Me

Juliet Marillier:

Juggling Silver in Tales for Canterbury by Random Static

Simon Petrie: 

You Said “Two of Each’ Right? in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 50

Broadwing in Tales for Canterbury (eds. Anna Caro & Cassie Hart, Random Static)

Hatchway in Anywhere But Earth (ed. Keith Stevenson, Coeur de Lion)

Dan Rabarts:

Crucible published on the Wily Writers podcast in 2011.

Grant Stone:

Young Love on the Run from the Federal Alien Administration New Mexico Division (1984), published at Strange Horizons back in May is eligible in the Best Short Story category:

Mary Victoria:

The Daughter of the Khan in the Tales for Canterbury anthology published by Random Static

Rites in the River anthology published by Dark Quest Books

Marty Young:

Desert Blood in Dead Red Heart

Behind the Midnight Blinds – HorrorWorld in April.



Philippa Ballantine:

Tales from the Archives– a podcast anthology of steampunk short stories.

Tim Jones:

Eye to the Telescope– Issue 2 of the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s online journal featuring New Zealand and Australian speculative poetry, edited by Tim Jones.

Paul Mannering:

The Man Who Could Not Climb Stairs and Other Strange Stories



Diane and Kevin Berry

Debbie Cowens

Warwick Gibson

Jane Higgins

Tim Kilgour


Grace Bridges:

Aquasynthesis, an anthology she edited and produced:

Samuel Mae:

Comets and Criminals–a genre zine



Paul Mannering:

Doctor Who Audio Drama




For establishing the first and only professional association for writers, editors and creators of speculative fiction in and from New Zealand. Founded and launched in August 2010. Reached it’s 100th member in January 2012.


Works are listed in alphabetical order by author’s last name in each category.

If you are a member of SpecFicNZ with a work you would like added to the above list, please contact us at [email protected] (subject line SJV Work) with details of the work and we will gladly add it. We don’t know you have a qualifying work unless you tell us.

And again, this list is not associated with the running and process of the SJV awards. This is not a list of nominees, only a list of works that qualify for nomination. They aren’t nominees until you officially nominate them using the process outlined HERE. SpecFicNZ does not make nominations. We simply wanted to provide you with a list of works by our members that you could read and possibly nominate.

We do hope you nominate them by the deadline of March 31st, 2012.

Thank you.

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