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Anthology call: UNNATURAL ORDER.

The CSFG is very excited to announce its monstrous next anthology, Unnatural Order, edited by Alis Franklin and Alyssa Wickramasinghe! The dragon on her hoard. The horror in its void. The word-spanning AI. The demon reaping souls. Too often fiction portrays the non-human as Other; as a threat to be [...]

2019-07-17T21:29:17+10:0017th July, 2019|Tags: anthologies, unnatural order|

Working in Comics

Our monthly meeting is upon us this Wednesday 17 July 2019. It's at the usual time (7.30pm) and the usual place (the City Hellenic Club, 13 Moore Street, Civic). This month’s second half speaker is Shane W Smith who’s an Australian graphic novelist based here in Canberra. His books cover [...]

2019-07-14T20:13:27+10:0014th July, 2019|Tags: general meetings|

The 2019 Aurealis Awards.

Entries are now open for the 2019 Aurealis Awards. As per the announcement, the Awards are, for works created by an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and published for the first time between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019. More information on both the awards in general, as well [...]

2019-07-10T18:01:44+10:0010th July, 2019|Tags: aurealis awards, awards|

New Year, new planets

Welcome back to a new year! I hope everyone is set up for a fantastic 2019 and everyone's writing is in full swing. But even if it’s not, CSFG’s first meeting of 2019 is on Wednesday 20 February 2019 (usual time and location - see calendar for details) and boy [...]

2019-07-06T17:55:30+10:0013th February, 2019|Tags: general meetings|

A Hand of Knaves is nigh!

Over the last 12 months various bits of the CSFG community have been busy producing a new anthology, and it's almost here! Join us at 5.45pm on Sunday, 30 September at the Vibe Hotel, Canberra Airport, to launch this veritable treasure-box of irresistible delights. Tales of deviousness, delinquency and depravity [...]

Maps and Realistic Geography in Your stories

Sometimes there’s nothing better than opening a new novel and seeing the world spread out over the first few pages. Maps to show people the shape of the world you’ve created are a staple of many a fantasy novel. This month, we asked our resident expert on maps, Russell Kirkpatrick, [...]

2019-07-06T22:47:26+10:0013th August, 2018|Tags: general meetings|

Conflux Short Story is closing soon…

The CSFG has once again partnered with Conflux Inc to bring you this year's Conflux Short Story Competition. There's some awesome prizes on offer, but it closes soon! (Note the below is directly re-posted from the Conflux website.) This year’s theme is: The Unconventional Hero! We want your tales of [...]

2019-07-06T18:02:57+10:0023rd July, 2018|Tags: conflux, conventions|

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 [...]

2019-07-06T22:47:51+10:0015th July, 2018|Tags: general meetings|

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 [...]

2019-07-06T17:55:32+10:0014th June, 2018|Tags: general meetings|