CSFG is really excited to announce we have been given a bunch of free passes to THE WITCH!

To win one, you need to write us a flash fiction piece in 200 words or less on the theme below and post it to the CSFG mailing list. (Only CSFG members are eligible to enter)

Our judges, acclaimed horror writer Kaaron Warren (Bram Stoker nominee, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award and innumerable Australian Shadows, Aurealis and Ditmar awards, and now a Shirley Jackson Award judge) and Shauna O’Meara (a 2013 Writers of the Future winner, multiple Ditmar nominee, award-winning illustrator and Aurealis judge) will judge your entries and award four passes this week, and four next week.

This week’s theme is: Peek-a-boo.

All the winning pieces (and perhaps a few other honourable mentions) will be posted to our website and FB page. Happy writing!

THE WITCH is a terrifying new horror film exploring the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession. It starts in cinemas on 17 March and is showing exclusively in Dendy.

New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest —within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately — animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.

Writer/director Robert Eggers’ debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival — winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition — painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin — in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy — and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, THE WITCH is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre.