The 2013 Aurealis Awards shortlist has been announced. The winners were announced on April 5 in Canberra, Australia. The Aurealis Awards are given out annual for excellence in Australian speculative fiction.
- Best Illustrated Book or Graphic Novel: (tie) Burger Force , by Jackie Ryan and The Deep Vol. 2: The Vanishing Island, by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer
- Best Children’s Book: The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie, by Kirsty Murray
- Best Young Adult Short Fiction: “By Bonelight,” by Juliet Marillier
- Best Young Adult Novel: (tie) These Broken Stars, by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner and Fairytales for Wilde Girls, by Allyse Near
- Best Horror Short Fiction: “The Year of Ancient Ghosts,” by Kim Wilkins
- Best Horror Novel: Fairytales for Wilde Girls, by Allyse Near
- Best Fantasy Short Fiction: “The Last Stormdancer,” by Jay Kristoff
- Best Fantasy Novel: A Crucible of Souls, by Mitchell Hogan
- Best Science Fiction Short Fiction: “Air, Water and the Grove,” by Kaaron Warren
- Best Science Fiction Novel: Lexicon, by Max Barry
- Best Anthology: (tie) The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012, edited by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene and One Small Step, An Anthology Of Discoveries, edited by Tehani Wessely
- Best Collection: The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories, by Joanne Anderton
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