CSFG/Conflux 12 Short Story Competition – Red Fire Monkey

/CSFG/Conflux 12 Short Story Competition – Red Fire Monkey

The CSFG/Conflux  Short Story competition is back for Conflux 12

We want your stories of 4000 words or under, in any speculative fiction genre, on this year’s theme, which is: red fire monkey.

The competition is open to all Australian residents and members of either the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild or Conflux 12.

Entry is $5, unless you are a member of the CSFG or Conflux 12 or you are aged 16 or under, in which case it is free!


First prize is $200 and a 2017 Conflux 13 membership! Second prize is $50 and a discounted Conflux 13 membership, and third prize is $25 and a discounted Conflux 13 membership.


Stories should be written in English, suitable for a general audience (ie, no gratuitous violence or erotica), and, of course, your own original, unpublished work.

Please submit them in the following format: RTF, double spaced, courier font, with the story title in the top right header.

Make the first page of your document a cover sheet that includes your name, contact details and story title (we’ll remove this before we give it to the judges). YOUR NAME MUST NOT APPEAR ON ANY OF THE OTHER PAGES OF THE STORY.

Get it to us at csfgshortstorycomp@gmail.com before midnight on 31 July 2016.


Fees can be paid by direct deposit (BSB: 805022 Acct: 03421621) or Paypal to canberra.specfic@gmail.com (For other options or any more information contact us directly at the csfgshortstorycomp@gmail.com address)

By |2016-05-05T21:24:58+00:005th May, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments


  1. Nahin 26th April, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    I would like to ask you a question about the CSFG/Conflux 12 Short Story Competition – Red Fire Monkey

    Can the short story be handed in online?

    • Dave Versace 18th May, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      Unfortunately “Red Fire Monkey” was the 2016 Conflux theme. That contest ran last year.

      This year’s contest and theme are going to be announced in the next few days. Please keep watching either the Conflux or CSFG web sites for details;



      In answer to your actual question, yes, stories can be submitted electronically (that’s the only option, actually). A mail address and submission guidelines will be included in the comtest announcement, which should come within the next week or so.

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