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 CSFG member Les Petersen, for Simon’s anthology, Light Paper, Stand Clear (co-edited with Edwina Harvey) won the Vogel for Best Professional Artwork

Upcoming Workshops

Alan Baxter is teaching his Write The Fight Right workshop at the ACT Writers Centre on Sunday 4 August (Tomorrow!)

Ian McHugh is teaching his Writing Short Stories for Publication workshop at the ACT Writers Centre on Sunday 18 August and his new Bringing Characters to Life workshop at the same venue on Saturday 31 August.

Gillain Polack is teaching her Grammar Basics and The Perils of Punctuation workshop at the NSW Writers’ Centre on Saturday 24 August.

Booking information and links are on the Workshops and Courses page

Sales and Publications

Nicole Murphy’s new novel (writing as Elizabeth Dunk) The Lies We Tell has been published by Escape Publishing.

Kaaron Warren’s new story collection The Gate Theory will be published by Cohesion Press.

Rob Porteous’s story “A Drought of Tears” and Simon Dewar’s story “The Wire Bird” have been accepted for The Sea anthology from Dark Continents Publishing.

Rob’s story “The Tale of Kasim and the Alchemist”, Simon Petrie’s story “Suckers for Love” and Ian McHugh’s story “Grey Snow in the Shadows” were published in issue #58 of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.

Simon P’s story “Emptying Roesler” was published in the Regenerations: NZ Speculative Fiction II anthology from Random Static

Other News

The inaugural Conflux Writers Day, which will be presented alongside the Aurealis Awards in 2014, is calling for abstracts from people interested in presenting.

Also: We’re writing our book in a day tomorrow!