Chris’s SF story Eyes of Erebus (Daikaiju2) and SF short Within Twilight were both short-listed for the Aurealis Awards (2007 & 2002).

He has won the One Book, Many Brisbanes competition twice (2005 & 2009).

Chris was the winner of the Silver Lake Publishing Quest contest (2003) with Fantasy novella Flight of the Phoenix, which was published in the EPPIE award nominated Fantasy Readers Wanted — Apply Within anthology. He also won third place in the Orb Speculative Fiction short-story competition with the SF short Buggy Plague (2002).