You can now pre-order Body of Work here! We have an incredible line-up of authors from across Australia and gorgeous cover art by local artist Red Saunders. We'll be officially launching at Conflux on Saturday, so make sure to grab tickets and we'll see you there!
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 [...]
We are excited to announce that Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild is once again partnering with Conflux Inc to bring you the CSFG/Conflux 13 short story competition! This year’s theme is (wait for it…) BLOOD, GOLD, LIES These bright and bitter threads wind through the heart of many a grim tale [...]
The ebook version of The Never Never Land, CSFG's speculative anthology of Australian myths, yarns and campfire stories, launched on 1 July 2016. We interviewed some of the authors to hear what inspired their unique version of the sunburnt country. 'Adventure Socks' by Leife Shallcross is a heartwarming story about [...]
The CSFG/Conflux Short Story competition is back for Conflux 12 We want your stories of 4000 words or under, in any speculative fiction genre, on this year’s theme, which is: red fire monkey. The competition is open to all Australian residents and members of either the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild or Conflux 12. [...]
Update: Edited to correct the spelling of Rivqa's name - sorry Rivqa! Awards Season Several of the major Australian genre awards are upon us, with nominations recently announced for the Aurealis and Ditmar Awards. CSFG members were well-represented on the shortlists: In the Aurealis Awards shortlist: Kimberley Gaal featured with [...]
CSFG members have been busy as usual – here’s the latest news. Congratulations in particular to everyone who picked up various awards and gongs! And here’s to a bountiful and successful writing year in 2016! Short story Alan Baxter has enjoyed a few publications in an end-of-year rush: “How Father [...]
The competition is now closed for submissions. The winners will be announced at Conflux in October! The CSFG is partnering up with Canberra's premier speculative fiction convention, Conflux 11, to run a short story competition. We want your stories of 4000 words or under, in any speculative fiction genre, [...]