- Samantha Murray (“A Deeper Green” in BCS #205): Winner, BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORY
- Alan Baxter (“Not the Worst of Sins” in BCS #133): Finalist, BEST HORROR NOVELLA
Alan Baxter: Finalist, BEST FANTASY NOVELLA
- Jason Fischer (“Defy the Grey Kings” in BCS #180): Finalist, BEST FANTASY NOVELLA
Alan Baxter: Finalist, BEST COLLECTION
Past BCS authors and stories recognized by the Aurealis Awards include “Defy the Grey Kings” by Jason Fischer from BCS #180, winner of Best Fantasy Novella last year, “Father’s Kill” by Christopher Green, from BCS #24 and podcast BCS 022, winner of Best Fantasy Short Story in 2009. Multiple-time BCS author Ian McHugh has had several pieces named finalist, including “Cold, Cold War” from BCS #123.