Congratulations to Rob Porteous and Shauna O’Meara!

Rob’s story “First Steps” won first prize and Shauna’s story “You and Me and the Sand and the Sea” won second prize in the Conflux 8 Short Story Contest.

Upcoming workshops and courses in October

Ian McHugh will be teaching a workshop on writing alien and non-human characters on 13 October at the ACT Writers Centre, and an evening course on fiction writing starting 24 October at Canberra College.

Nicole Murphy will be teaching a workshop on writing sizzling sex scenes on 27 October at the NSW Writers Centre.

See here for details.

Sales and Publications

Alan Baxter’s story “Crossroads and Carousels” has been accepted by The Red Penny Papers and his story “Tiny Lives” has been accepted by Daily SF.

Kaaron Warren’s story “Sleeping with the Bower Birds” was published in the anthology Shivers VIII from Cemetery Dance Publications.

Ross Hamilton’s novella It Hides in Darkness was published by Creative Print.

Simon Petrie’s novellas Flight 404 and The Hunt for Red Leicester were published in a double-header volume by Peggy Bright Books.

Shauna O’Meara’s story “Blood Lillies” was published in Midnight Echo.

Ian McHugh’s story “Red Dirt” was reprinted in The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Year Three anthology.