Biancotti has been nominated for seven Ditmars in the past eight years. In 2001 she won the Ditmar for Best New Talent. In 2002 she won the Best Short Story Ditmar for King of All and the Metal Sentinel. Her first published story, The First and Final Game won the 2000 Aurealis Award for Best Horror Short Story. Her most recent publication, A Scar for Leida won the 2007 Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Short Story and has again been nominated for a Ditmar.
She has received frequent honorable mentions in Datlow, Link and Grant's Year's Best Fantasy & Horror for stories such as Surrender 1: Rope Artist (2007), Stealing Free (2006), Number 3 Raw Place (2004), Cinnamon Gate (2004), The Distance Keeper (2003) and Silicon Cast (2002). The Dying Light (2006) and Number 3 Raw Place (2004) have both been reprinted in Congreve and Marquandt's Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Science Fiction series.
Biancotti has upcoming work in 2012 and Clockwork Phoenix, with work being planned in conjunction with Gilgamesh Press.
We think it's high time that the best of Deborah Biancotti's work be collected, presented and enjoyed all in one volume.