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The following works have been submitted as possibly eligible for a 2017 Prix Aurora Award. To be eligible, the work must have been first published in the 2016 calendar year, whether it came out as a physical book, e-book or as an audio edition.

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TitleAuthor / ComposerBook, Magazine, or PerformanceDate
A Church Window, Priest, and DivinationEvelyn DeshaneLiminality Magazine2016
A Natural History of Snow*David Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
A Premonition of RainDavid ClinkPoetry Ireland ReviewDecember 2016
A Second HelpingLisa TimpfPolar Borealis Magazine #3Nov/Dec 2016
After the Forest FiresEvelyn DeshaneLiminality MagazineSeptember 2016
ApostropheRichard HarrisonOn Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the FloodOctober 4, 2016
ArborvitaeRhea RosePolar Borealis Magazine #2Jul/Aug 2016
Artemis and OrionEvelyn DeshaneEternal Haunted SummerDecember 2016
AstronomyKirsten EmmottPolar Borealis Magazine #3Nov/Dec 2016
Behold and BeholdenNeile GrahamLiminalityDecember 2016
Beltane FiresColleen AndersonEternal Haunted Summer Spring April 2016
BirdmanDavid ClinkThe Role of Lightning in EvolutionNovember 2016
Book of ShadowsColleen AndersonDevolution Z #8March 2016
By the Light of the Kumquat TreeMelissa Yuan-InnesEnchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale MagazineJuly 2016
Cannibal Spirit DanceNeile GrahamLady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet 342016
CelebrationLisa TimpfPolar Borealis Magazine #3Nov/Dec 2016
Clear-Cut Spirit SongNeile GrahamCascadia Subduction Zone 6:2April 2016
Cremating LoveColleen AndersonMaple Tree Literary Supplement #21August 2016
CuntipotentColleen AndersonMaple Tree Literary Supplement #21August 2016
DevouredJ.Y.T. KennedyPolar Borealis Magazine #2Jul/Aug 2016
Do not Engage the Sky. Just Observe and Report.David ClinkThe Dalhousie ReviewFebruary 20167
Emily Alison Atkinson Finds GodEdward WillettLine Dance (Burton House Books)October 2016
Feles Alieni Vere SuntNeile GrahamDevilfish Review 17July 2016
Garuda's GambleColleen AndersonHeroic Fantasy Quaerterly #30November 2016
Gendered AlchemyEvelyn DeshaneVitality MagazineFebruary 2016
Goodyear BlimpDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
GritMarcie Lynn TentchoffPolar Borealis Magazine #3Nov/Dec 2016
He Really Should Have WrittenEdward WillettLine Dance (Burton House Books)
Helen's Reverie and Then SomeNeile GrahamLady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet 342016
Human Perfection Courtney Bates-HardyOn Spec #102April 2016
I Am Not Buffalo BillEvelyn DeshaneStrange HorizonsApril 2016
If Train "A" Leaves ChicagoDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
In Defence of ScienceDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
In the Kirby KrackleJohn BellSuperhero Universe (Tesseracts Nineteen)1/2016
Is Pluto Still a Planet?Richard StevensonPolar Borealis Magazine #3Nov/Dec 2016
Jack KirbyRichard HarrisonOn Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the FloodOctober 4, 2016
Jacob's LadderEvelyn DeshaneStrange HorizonsDecember 2016
Kraken QuatrainAda HoffmannAndromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Issue #62 March 2016
Million-Year Elegies: ArchaeopteryxAda HoffmannAsimov'sNovember 2016
Million-Year Elegies: Edmontonia Ada HoffmannMythic Delirium 3.1 July 2016July 2016
Million-Year Elegies: HallucigeniaAda HoffmannLiminality Issue #8 June 2016
Million-Year Elegies: OviraptorAda HoffmannStrange HorizonsSept 14, 2016
Million-Year Elegies: Tyrannosaurus Ada HoffmannUncanny, Issue 12 September 2016
MoiraeNaru Dames SundarMithila ReviewJune 2016
MoontraceMary E. ChooPolar Borealis Magazine #2Jul/Aug 2016
Oh You!Colleen AndersonMaple Tree Literary Supplement #21August 2016
One Lone ZombieBill SniderGroup Hex Vol.1December 2016
Patchwork GirlColleen AndersonThe Future Fire #37June 2016
Persephone Crosses The StyxNeile GrahamEternal Haunted SummerDecember 2016
Pilot FlightColleen AndersonPolar Borealis Magazine #2Jul/Aug 2016
PumpkinDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
PyrrhaNeile GrahamEternal Haunted SummerJune 2016
Quicksilver Voices (Modern Day Daedalus)Evelyn DeshaneEye To The TelescopeFebruary 2016
Retweet of the Light BrigadeDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
RevenantDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
Roar Ada HoffmanninkscrawlAugust 2016
RocDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
Saint BillyEdward WillettLine Dance (Burton House Books)October 2016
SeanceDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
SeaweedDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
Selene Dresses The DarknessNeile GrahamPolu TexniJune 13, 2016
ShortsightedColleen AndersonPolar Borealis Magazine #2Jul/Aug 2016
ShuttlecockNaru Dames SundarInkscrawl #10August 2016
SkinchangerDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
Snow GlobeDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
SnowflakeAda HoffmannThrough the Gate May 2016
Something Like a BodyEvelyn DeshaneStar*LineJanuary 2016
Sonnet 13 A & CRissa JohnsonPolar Borealis Magazine #2Jul/Aug 2016
Spell for the Gleaning of WaterNeile GrahamTwisted Moon 1November 2016
Spinner in SingularitiesMatt MoorePolar Borealis Magazine #3Nov/Dec 2016
Summering SpellNeile GrahamThrough The GateSeptember 2016
Surviving a Canadian PoemDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
The Advent of MachinesDavid ClinkStar*LineWinter 2016
The Architect of BonfiresTonya LiburdSpace and Time MagazineDecember 2016
The City of BonesDavid ClinkThe Role of Lightning in EvolutionNovember 2016
The Enthraller's ValhallaRissa JohnsonPolar Borealis Magazine #2Jul/Aug 2016
The FenceDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
The FountainDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
The Ghost LoverKisten EmmottPolar Borealis Magazine #3Nov/Dec 2016
The Giantess’s DreamAda HoffmannTwisted Moon, Issue 1 November 2016
The Gist of ItRichard StevensonPolar Borealis Magazine #3Nov/Dec 2016
The God of This WindNeile GrahamRemixt 1:3September 2016
The Goddess of the UnseenNeile GrahamCascadia Subduction Zone 6:2April 2016
The Gods of EnoughNeile GrahamPolu TexniJuly 2016
The Gods of TalesNeile GrahamCascadia Subduction Zone 6:2April 2016
The Next PioneersLisa TimpfOutposts of Beyond, October, 2016October, 2016
The Ozette TartanNeile GrahamInterfictions 7October 2016
The Pattern of Eightfold LimbsAda HoffmannThrough the GateDecember 31, 2016
The PersuadersColleen AndersonHeroic Fantasy Quaerterly #29August 2016
The Raising of Lazarus Ada HoffmannBreath & Shadow April 2016
The Rambutan ManNaru Dames SundarStrange HorizonsJanuary 2016
The Red BarnDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
The Sense of BeginningNeile GrahamStone Telling 12January 2106
The Skeletons' CreedRissa JohnsonPolar Borealis Magazine #1Jan/Feb 2016
The Stars May BeckonLisa TimpfThe Martian Wave, 2016August, 2016
The Woods Are Losing Their CohesionDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
The Word DragonDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
There's Nothing Artificial About LoveEdward WillettLine Dance (Burton House Books)October 2016
Thicker Than BloodEdward WillettLine Dance (Burton House Books)October 2016
Thoughts Become Arms Become HandsDavid Clink“The Role of Lightning in Evolution” • Chizine PublicationsNovember 2016
Triptych: (Amsterdam)Colleen AndersonWax Poetry #11July 2016
We Shall Sing Our Wednesdays : An Illustrated PoemJ.F. Martel & Dominic BercierExperiment-O Magazine issue NINE pages 43 to 61December 2016
Were--Naru Dames SundarLiminality Summer 2016
You Put A Spell of MeNeile GrahamLady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet 342016
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