Paper Cities’ story by Cat Sparks wins Aurealis Award

I am very pleased to announce that Cat Sparks’ short story, “Sammarynda Deep,” which was published in Paper Cities, has won the Aurealis Award for the Best Fantasy Short Story of 2008. Congratulations Cat!

A full list of winners is here.

UPDATE: Mercurio D. Rivera was gracious enough to point out these comments from the judges’ report:

“Long after reading, this is a story that returns to haunt the reader. From the very first word, ‘Sammarynda Deep’ drags you into a world both wonderfully exotic and strange, yet undeniably familiar in the emotions and ambitions that drive its inhabitants.”