The Long List contains all the nominations received, in no particular order.

Best Novel

A Force of Nature, by Janna Ruth

A Radical Act of Free Magic, by H.G. Parry

Archangel’s Light, by Nalini Singh (Berkley)

Butcherbird, by Cassie Hart, Huia Publishers

Foxhunt, by Rem Wigmore, Queen of Swords Press

Gateway to Dark Stars, by Kate Haley

Isobar Precinct, by Angelique Kasmara. The Cuba Press

Mata Oti: Eyes of Death, by Lani Wendt Young, Nafanua Press

Rotten Company, by Drew Bryenton, Sci-fi Cafe

Silent Sorrow, by Russell Kirkpatrick, IFWG Publishing

The King of Faerie, by A.J. Lancaster, Camberion Press

The Forge, by Barbara Howe, IFWG Publishing

The Wordsmith, by Barbara Howe, IFWG Publishing

The Mad Trinkets, by Cameron Scott Kirk, The Mage’s Lantern

The Rose Daughter, by Maria Lewis, Piatkus

Unsheltered, by Clare Moleta, Simon and Shouster Australia

With Dagger and Song, by Helen Scheuerer, Talem Press

Youth Novel

A Lair of Bones, by Helen Scheuerer, Alchemy

Falling into Rarohenga, by Steph Matuku, Huia Publishers

Fatecarver, by Robinne Weiss

Fire’s Caress, Lani Wendt Young, One Tree House

HIne and the Tohunga Portal, by Ataria Sharman, Huia Publishers

Our Violent Ends, by Chloe Gong,  Margaret K. McElderry Books

Spark Hunter, by Sonya Wilson, Ahoy! / The Cuba Press

The Last Fallen Star, by Graci Kim, Rick Riordan Presents

The Return to Deephaven, by Karen Cossey, Tui Valley Books

The Tea Dragon Tapestry, by K. O’Neill, Oni Press

The Thaumagician’s Revenge, by Gareth Ward, Walker Books

There’s No Such Thing as Humans, by Helen Vivenne Fletcher, HVF Publishing

VAX: A Post-Covid Dystopia, by J. Lynn, Millwheel Press

Violet Black, by Eileen Merriman, PRH NZ

Welcome to the Inbetween, by Kate Haley


Against the Grain, Melanie Harding-Shaw

Alpaca and Apparitions, by Andi C. Buchanan, Witchy Fiction

A Sky of Wretched Shells, by Mark Blackham, The Cuba Press

Basil and the Wild, by Rem Wigmore, Te Herenga Waka University Press

Boundless Magic, K.M. Jackways

Heart and Hearth, by Anna Klein, Bonnetpunk Press

Microscopes and Magic, by Andi C. Buchanan, Witchy Fiction

Monsters and Manuscripts, by Jamie Sands, Grey Kelpie Studios

Raven’s Haven for Women of Magic, by Anna Kirtlan

Scales, Tails, and Hagfish, by Octavia Cade, Te Herenga Waka University Press

The Impossible Resurrection of Grief, by Octavia Cade, Stelliform Press

The Moon is For Sale, Bing Turkby

Two Strange Girls, C.J. Halbard, Man on Fire Press

Short Story

“A Thorn in Your Memory,” by M. Darusha Wehm

“Birth Rites,” by Tabatha Wood, in SEEDS, Wild Wood Books

“Breath,” by S.A. McKenzie, All Worlds Wayfarer issue XI

Clutch. Stick. Shift,” by Tehnuka, Mermaids Monthly, July 2021

Data Migration,” by Melanie Harding-Shaw, Strange Horizons, July 2021

El, the Plastrophes, and me,” by Tehnuka, Imagine2000

I WIll Teach You Magic,” by Andi C. Buchanan, Cossmass Infinities, Issue 4

In Loving Memory,” by Tabatha Wood, SEEDS, Wild Wood Books

A Dish Served Hot,”” by Jacqui Greaves, Ink: Queer Sci Fi’s Eighth Annual Flash Fiction Contest. 

“Politics of the Unalive,” by Jacqui Greaves, Midnight Echo issue 16

“Sunset on Mars,” by Gina Cole, newsroom, February 20, 2021

“Rabbit,” by Samantha Lane Murphy,

“Test of Death,” by Michael Botur, NZ short

“That Quiet Voice,” by Tabatha Wood, SEEDS, Wild Wood Books

“Why We Make Monsters,” by Rem Wigmore, Baffling Magazine, Issue 2, January 2021

“Worm Blood,” by Octavia Cade, The Dark Magazine

Collected Work

Alt-ernate, by Melanie Harding-Shaw 

The Burning Boy and Other Stories, by Denver Grenell, Beware the Moon Publishing

Ten Acceptable Acts of Arson, and Other Stories, by Jack Remiel Cottrell, Canterbury University Press

SEEDS, by Tabatha Wood, Wild Wood Books

Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy Vol 3, edited by Marie Hodgkinson  Paper Road Press

Middle Distance: Long Stories of Aotearoa New Zealand, Te Herenga Waka University Press

Best Artwork

Cover of Foxhunt, created by Laya Rose

Cover of Year’s Best Aotearoa New Zealand Science Fiction & Fantasy Vol 3, created by Rebekah Tisch

Cover and illustrations of The Memory Thief, created by Kieran Rynhart, Penguin NZ

The Life Inside, created by Tabatha Wood

Cover of The Last Fallen Star, by Vivienne To

Cover for The Firebird Song, by Vivienne To

Cover of Falling Into Rarohenga, created by Stacy James Eyles

Cover of Hine and the Tohunga Portal, created by Reweti Arapere

Cover and Illustrations of The Uprising – The Mapmakers of Cruxcia, created by Kirsten Slade

Lost Woods, by Deanna Gunn

Best Production/Publication

Project Tempest podcast, presented by C.J. Halbard 

What You Need Right Now is a Nice Soothing Horror Story, by Tabatha Wood, The Spinoff

Ritual Cast episodes 23-35, by Rycon Roleplays

Lore Olympus, chapters 138-190, by Rachel Smythe

Best Dramatic Presentation

Creamerie, by Flat 3 Productions

Creator: Roseanne Liang, Ally Xue, J.J. Fong, Perlina Lau 

Director Roseanne Liang

Writer  Kirsty Fisher, Roseanne Liang, Dan Musgrove, Shoshana McCallum 

Script Producer Kirsty Fisher, Adrian Chiarella

Producer Bronwynn Bakker

Executive Producer Tony Ayres 

TVNZ Network Executive Steve Barr 

Wellington Paranormal (series 3) — Jemaine Clement (director); Tim van Dammen (director); New Zealand Documentary Board (production company)

Best New Talent

Angelique Kasmara

Grace Kim

Chloe Gong

Fan Awards

Best Fan Artwork

Deva, created by Michelle Kan

Toanga, created by Michelle Kan

Jinx, by Jules

Best Fan Production/Publication

Phoenixine, produced by John Toon for Phoenix Science Fiction Society Inc.

Best Fan Writing

This Book’s About What? By Tabatha Wood, Divination Hollow Reviews

“SITREP,” by Alex Lindsay, column in Phoenixine

“Pass the Rules,” by Jo Toon, column in Phoenixine

“Bibliophiles report,” by John Toon and Simon Litten, column in Phoenixine

Review of Philip Pullman’s Serpentine, written by Stephen Litten

Triumvirate, by Jo Toon, script for radio play

Wormholes and Workers, by Andi C. Buchanan, Vector Magazine, issue 294, Autumn 2021

Services to Fandom

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