The CSFG is proud of our track record in offering opportunities for Australian writers to have their stories read, and especially in taking a chance on never-before-published writers. Our instincts are excellent! Stories in our annual anthologies have appeared in Year’s Best compilations, won Aurealis and Ditmar Awards and launched careers.
We have worked hard to become a fixture on the Australian speculative fiction writing landscape. This has given us the opportunity to feature some of Australia’s best known authors of fantasy, science fiction and horror, such as Kaaron Warren, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Cat Sparks, Richard Harland, Alan Baxter, Lee Battersby, Maxine McArthur, Joanne Anderton and Jason Nahrung.
Awards, nominations and honourable mentions
“Beyond the Factory Wall”, Rivqa Rafael, The Never Never Land. Reprinted in Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015, ed. Liz Gryzb and Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications.
“Dragon Girl”, Cat Sparks, The Never Never Land. Reprinted in Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2015, ed. Liz Gryzb and Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications.
- “The Nexus Tree”, Kimberly Gaal, The Never Never Land. Nominated for 2015 Aurealis Best Young Adult Short Story Award.
“Girl Finds Key”, Chris Large, Next. Honourable mention in Best YA Speculative Fiction 2013, Twelfth Planet Press.
- “Babel”, Robin Shortt, Winds of Change. Honourable mention on Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Vol 4 longlist 2011
- “Seventeen”, Cat Sparks, Masques. Winner of the 2009 Aurealis Best Young Adult Short Story Award.
- “Woman Train”, Kaaron Warren, The Outcast. Nominated for the 2006 Aurealis Best Horror Short Story Award.
- “Stella’s Transformation”, Kim Westwood. Selected for The Year’s Best Fantasy Volume 5, ed. David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer.
- “Happy Faces for Happy Families”. Listed as recommended reading by Ellen Datlow in her Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror collection.
- Five of Elsewhere’s stories received honourable mentions in Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, including “A Stone to Mark My Passing”, “Kidnapping”, “The Devil in the Text”, “The Birdcage”, and “State of Oblivion”.
- “State of Oblivion”, Kaaron Warren, Elsewhere. Nominated for the 2003 Aurealis Best Science Fiction Short Story Award.
- “The Trojan Rocks”, Michael Barry, Nor of Human. Nominated for the 2001 Aurealis Best Science Fiction Short Story Award.
- “Happy Birthday To Me”, Alison Venugoben, Nor of Human. Nominated for the 2001 Aurealis Best Horror Short Story Award.
- “Tales From the True Desert”, Matthew Farrer, Nor of Human. Nominated for 2001 Aurealis Best Fantasy Short Story Award.