A number of CSFG members provide editing, web, promotion and other services for writers. We've started bringing them together on our new Writers' Services page. Check it out (and watch this space, we expect to add more service providers in the near future).
by Leife Shallcross (writing at leifeshallcross.wordpress.com) In 2011, when I decided to ‘get serious’ about my writing, one of the first things I did was book myself into a Year of the Novel course with the very knowledgeable and generous Craig Cormick, through the ACT Writers Centre. One of the [...]
Congratulations! To Kaaron Warren, who's novella "Sky" (having cleaned up all the available Australian awards and the Shirley Jackson Award) has been shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award! To Donna Hanson, who's story "She'll be right" has been long-listed for the Carmel Bird Award. To the 3 CSFGers whose stories [...]
Conflux will be holding an information session about the Conflux Writers Day (to be held in April 2014 in conjunction with the Aurealis Awards) in The Snug at King O'Malley's pub in Canberra City at 7:30pm on Thursday 29 August. The session is particularly for those who might be interested [...]
Gillian Polack has been interviewed about her writing and editing at Galactic Chat. Ian McHugh has been interviewed in his capacity as El Presidente of CSFG Inc at Dark Matter Zine. Nicole Murphy has been interviewed in her capacity as El Prsidente of Conflux Inc, also at Dark Matter Zine.
The CSFG Team staged our entry for the the 2013 Write-a-Book-in-a-Day Contest on Sunday 4 August at a top-secret venue somewhere in Canberra. Well, actually, someone was teaching in the room at the ACT Writers Centre that CSFG normally uses, so we had to find somewhere else. But no matter [...]
Congratulations! To Kaaron Warren, whose novella "Sky", having cleaned up all the available Australian national awards, has gone on to win the international Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella! To Simon Petrie, whose novella "Flight 404" won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for best Novella/Novelette! The cover illustration, by original [...]
by Zena Shapter (writing at www.zenashapter.com) A writer-friend asked me the other day how I handle rejection. What a great topic for a blog, I thought! Over the years, I’ve developed a fantastic set of tactics to handle rejection, so I thought I’d share them with you… PLEASE NOTE: these [...]
A positive review of Next at Adventures of a Bookonaut: "Now despite what may appear to be a rather open theme this collection hangs together very well. I doffs me hat to the editors for their selections and the collation of the work. There’s some well known writers with absolutely [...]
Guest post by the CSFG Hive Mind (written by Ian McHugh) Star Wars being the endless font of storytelling wisdom and etceteras that it is, and after some lively discussion at our monthly CSFG members’ meeting, Everything I Know About Storytelling I Learned From Star Wars has spawned a not-very-long-awaited [...]