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  • Angus
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    Disclaimer: While the CSFG always attempts to identify promising opportunities for you, the CSFG has not necessarily vetted all or any of the opportunities posted in this thread.

    As always, please do you own due diligence to ensure you are satisfied that the opportunities listed are legitimate and are suited to your stories.

    Hey CSFGers

    This arrived in the CSFG webmails, and I thought I’d draw your attention to it:

    The twentieth annual Boroondara Literary Awards are now open! Entries close 5pm Friday 31 August 2018. This year’s competition is open-themed and is free to enter. The full Terms and Conditions and entry details are available on the website. http://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/literary-awards

    As with anything here, make sure you do your own due diligence.



  • Felicity Banks
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    Anyone going to Gammacon next month in Canberra? I’ll be running a stall and grinning at the sight of so many nerds in my home town.

  • Angus
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    Hi guys – the below opportunity arrived through the CSFG email. It looks like it could be a good opportunity. Remember, as with anything posted here, do your due diligence. Details below:

    As you may know, opportunities for SF writers to be published in Australia have shrunk dramatically in recent years which is why we have established the imprint Fantastica and now this competition (Thanks to an anonymous patron who also bemoans the state of SciFi) Fantastica SF Writing Prize Fantastica, the spec fic imprint of Brio Books, has opened a new prize for SF writers. The competition is open to Australian and New Zealand writers, with a manuscript of 30,000 words or more. Prize: $2000 and publication. For full details, terms and conditions visit bit.ly/fantasticaprize Closing date: 1st February 2019

  • Angus
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    Alan Baxter alerted us to the following if anyone has a suitable short story:


    Thanks Alan for pointing this out.

  • Angus
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    The Best of Times short story competition #26 – Spring 2018
    For humorous short stories (any theme) up to 2500 words.
    First prize: $300-$500 (depending on number of entries), second prize: $100.
    Closes 31 Oct 2018.
    No entry form is required. Include a cover sheet with your name and address, story title and word count, and where you heard about the competition.
    Entry fee is $10 per story. Send a cheque or money order made out to Chris Broadribb or use Paypal to pay cabbook-26@yahoo.com
    Post your entry to PO Box 55, Blaxcell NSW 2142 (including a large SSAE if you want the story returned and a results sheet, or a small SSAE for results only) or email it to cabbook-26@yahoo.com
    Competition website: http://www.bestoftimes.com.au

  • leife.shallcross
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    Hi y’all

    Someone in a FB group I’m part of is looking for a SF/F novel MS to edit for her masters. She is particularly interested in works that incorporates use of a constructed language (ie one you’ve made up yourself) Here’s the sitch:

    I am currently undertaking my Masters in Professional Writing and Publishing with a focus for my project on Editing.
    As such, I’m looking for a manuscript to edit as part of my Master’s project next year.
    What I can offer you:
    -A professionally edited manuscript (edited under supervision)
    -Help to develop a query letter with the intent to submit to a publishing house (this second bit is still under discussion with my supervisor but will likely go forward to prove that I understand the publishing industry).
    What I’m looking for:
    -A science-fiction or fantasy manuscript that you feel is of a publishable standard.
    -Preferably you’ll incorporate the use of constructed language(s) that you’ve created yourself (i.e. conlangs)
    -Ideally, this will be your first novel.
    If you’re interested and meet the above criteria I’d like to invite you to submit a cover note so that my supervisor and I can choose a manuscript that we think will give me an opportunity to write my exegesis around it.
    Your cover note should be no more than 2 pages long and include:
    -a synopsis of your story (no more than 1 page)
    -the extent to which conlang is used (i.e. a few lines or a fully developed language or multiple languages)
    -the word count
    -any information about whether it is part of a series or a stand-alone piece
    -a brief background of yourself e.g. any awards you may have won, any relevant experience etc.
    Based on the cover notes I will then invite a few to submit their full manuscripts to review with my supervisor.
    As this is for my Master’s project, I will reiterate that you will not be expected to pay for the editing of your manuscript.

    Drop me a line if you think you have something you’d like to put forward & I’ll send you her email.


    Leife (leife[dot]shallcross[at]emailme[dot]com[dot]au)

  • Angus
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    Applications are open for @Writing NSW’s Speculative Fiction Festival 2019! Speculative fiction encompasses horror, dystopia, fantasy, sci-fi and so much more in-between. Festival director Keith Stevenson is looking for speakers and panel suggestions that are as diverse as the genre itself. If you’re a speculative fiction writer, editor, agent or publisher with a great idea, let us know! Apply before midnight 9 December: http://bit.ly/SpecFic19Callout

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