To Kaaron Warren for winning… well, pretty much everything on offer: Through Splintered Walls won the Ditmar and Australian Shadows awards for Best Collection and “Sky” won the Ditmar for Best Novella and Australian Shadow for Best Long Fiction.

To Nicole Murphy for launching her In Fabula-divino anthology at Conflux 9

And to those whose stories were selected for The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012: Kaaron for “River of Memory”, Alan Baxter for “Tiny Lives” and Nicole for “The Black Star Killer”

Upcoming workshops

Rik Lagarto will be teaching ‘Writing for Games‘ at the ACT Writers Centre on 1 June 2013

Sales and Publications

Nicole sold her novel The Lies We Tell to Escape Publishing

Alan sold his stories “Roll the Bones” to Crowded Magazine and “Not the Worst of Sins” to Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Ian McHugh sold his story “Extracted journal notes for an ethnography of bnebene nomad culture” to Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine

Alan Baxter’s novella Dark Rite, co-authored with David Woods, is now available to purchase and download the first three chapters for free here

And Dave Versace’s story “Imported Gods-Aisle Nine”, Nicky Rowlands’s “On the Wall”, Shauna O’Meara’s “The Dream Tracker”, Robert Phillips’s “A Dream of Something More”, Ian’s “Vandiemensland”, Gillian Polack’s “Someone’s Daughter”, Leife Shallcross’s “A Little Warning”, Rik’s “The Wild Hunt”, Ross Hamilton’s “When Money Talks”, Elizabeth Fitzgerald’s “Phoenix Down”, David Coleman’s “Gambler’s Blues” and Alan’s “Quantum Echoes” were published in the CSFG Next anthology, launched at Conflux 9.