From Idea to Publication

Last month Alis Franklin, Elizabeth Fitzgerald and Chris Andrews gave us a fantastic insight into author platforms: creating them, advantages and things to watch out for. It was interesting and insightful, and certainly made me think about ways I could increase my online presence. But if you missed that great [...]

By |2018-07-16T08:49:59+00:0015th July, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Author Platforms!

Last CSFG meeting Nicole Murphy gave us fascinating insight into character arcs. This included the two types of characters (steadfast and changeable) and the roles these serve in your story, the use of character arcs in different genres, and the importance of conflict. Nicole illuminated the importance of character arcs [...]

By |2018-06-15T07:11:01+00:0014th June, 2018|General Meetings|0 Comments

Character Arcs

You might ask what we've been doing lately... For our April 2018 meeting last month, we had a fantastic workshop delivered by Rob Porteous on 'Putting science into Science Fiction'. Rob is the organiser of the CSFG Novel Writing group (see the 'what we do' section to find out more) [...]

By |2018-05-16T00:05:26+00:0016th May, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A Hand Of Knaves authors and stories announced!

CSFG received a huge pile of story submissions to our upcoming anthology, A Hand Of Knaves and our editors Chris Large and Leife Shallcross had some very tough decisions to make in deciding on the final cut. Thank you to everyone who trusted us with their work. We are now pretty damn [...]

By |2018-04-18T11:38:55+00:0027th January, 2018|A Hand of Knaves, Anthology|Comments Off on A Hand Of Knaves authors and stories announced!

2017 AGM 18 October

A quick note to formally advise that next month’s meeting, to be held on Wednesday 18 October, is the CSFG Annual General Meeting. Generally, the AGM will take up some of the first hour of our normal meeting (from 7:30 pm). The outgoing committee will report on the activities and [...]

By |2017-09-23T10:28:53+00:0023rd September, 2017|General Meetings|Comments Off on 2017 AGM 18 October

Submissions window open!

And our A Hand of Knaves submissions window is open! Check out our guidelines (for the love of all that’s holy, please read the guidelines) on our submissions page, then submit your word sorcery to knaves.anthology.csfg[at] And check out our fabulous art from Shauna O’Meara. If you love it like we do, keep an [...]

By |2018-04-18T10:20:16+00:0017th August, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Submissions window open!

What CSFG’s up to in July and August

July For our July meeting, Ian McHugh took us to market, to market to buy … well, to sell our short stories. Ian provided insight on the short story market for speculative fiction, and the process of getting our work out there, and published. It all boiled down to a [...]

By |2017-07-30T09:02:56+00:0030th July, 2017|General Meetings|Comments Off on What CSFG’s up to in July and August

A Hand of Knaves – anthology update

The A Hand of Knaves (AHOK) editorial team (Leife Shallcross, Chris Large, Simon Petrie and Juliette Morley) has been hard at work behind the scenes organising a solid base from which to build our exciting new anthology. The premise of stories featuring rogues, scoundrels and ne’er-do-wells in speculative fiction seems [...]

By |2018-04-18T10:02:04+00:0022nd July, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Hand of Knaves – anthology update

CSFG in June and July

For those who weren't able to make it to our June meeting, we road-tested our new venue - the Metis room upstairs at the Canberra City Hellenic Club. This proved to be a bit of a winner, with members taking advantage of the opportunity to grab a coffee or a [...]

By |2017-07-06T23:57:10+00:006th July, 2017|General Meetings|1 Comment