The Aurealis Awards, Australia’s premier awards for speculative fiction, are for works created by an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and published for the first time between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.
Full guidelines and FAQ can be found on the Aurealis Awards website.
From the announcement:
We strongly encourage publishers and authors to enter all works published in the first half of the year by August 2019, then subsequent publications as they are released; our judges appreciate having time to consider each entry carefully.
The Aurealis Awards judges welcome electronic entries in all categories, including novels, short stories, novellas, illustrated work / graphic novels, collections, anthologies, children’s and young adult fiction. The Aurealis Awards management team recognises the financial burden of entering multiple works in multiple categories to some authors, editors and publishers at independent small presses. We accept epub and mobi files, although PDF may be provided if no other format is available (particularly for graphic works). Print may also be supplied.
Finalists of all award categories will be announced early in 2020 and winners announced at a ceremony to take place in Melbourne in the first half of the year.