Cat Sparks’ “Sammarynda Deep” nominated for Ditmar Award

From Ellen Datlow’s blog, I have just discovered that Cat Sparks’ “Sammarynda Deep,” published in Paper Cities, has just been nominated for a Ditmar Award.

“The Ditmar sub-committee has released the Australian SF (“Ditmar”) Awards finalists for 2009. This ballot honours the best works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror published by Australians in 2008 as nominated by members of Australian fandom.”

Best Short Story

* “Pale Dark Soldier”, Deborah Biancotti (Midnight Echo #1)
* “This Is Not My Story”, Dirk Flinthart (Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #37)
* “The Goosle”, Margo Lanagan (The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction, ed. Ellen Datlow)
* “Her Collection of Intimacy”, Paul Haines (Black: Australian Dark Culture Magazine #2)
* “Moments of Dying”, Robert Hood (Black: Australian Dark Culture Magazine #1)
* “Sammarynda Deep”, Cat Sparks (Paper Cities, ed. Ekaterina Sedia)
* “Ass-Hat Magic Spider”, Scott Westerfeld (The Starry Rift, ed. Jonathan Strahan)

Congratulations Cat!

The full list is available here.