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+10:0023rd 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+10:0017th 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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+10:006th July, 2017|General Meetings|1 Comment

CSFG announces new anthology: A Hand of Knaves

We are very excited to announce that CSFG will be publishing a new anthology of Australian speculative fiction in 2018! A Hand of Knaves Edited by Chris Large and Leife Shallcross Rogues, thieves, pirates and ne’er-do-wells abound in speculative fiction. Sometimes heroic, sometimes villainous, often somewhere in between, rogues are [...]

By |2018-04-18T10:19:05+10:0025th June, 2017|Anthology|1 Comment

And now, a message from the President

What we’ve been discussing at the CSFG... ...and what’s up next. Here at the CSFG we’re always trying to challenge ourselves – push our craft of writing into what might be unfamiliar or challenging areas – and by doing so become more dynamic writers. So, for our May meeting, we [...]

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Membership fees raised

The CSFG Committee agreed at the March meeting to raise annual membership fees. As of 16 March 2017, memberships will be at the following rates: General membership - $30.00 Concessional membership - $20.00 Outer Canberra membership - $10.00 The Committee regrets this unavoidable increase. The hike in membership rates is [...]

By |2017-03-16T22:38:27+10:0016th March, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Membership fees raised

Member News – November 16-January 17

We have a world of news to catch up on since our last update, which only goes to show that life can move pretty fast if you're not paying attention (or if you just neglect your blog for several months over a very hot summer!) World's Finest! One of the [...]

By |2019-05-02T14:00:57+10:004th February, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Member News – November 16-January 17