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    The Australian Science Fiction Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2019 A. Bertram Chandler Award

    To nominate someone whom you believe has made a significant contribution to Australian science fiction and/ or Australian fandom, write or email to the ASFF, P.O. Box 215 Forest Hill Vic 3131. Email address: [email protected]

    The nomination needs to detail the nominee’s achievements and why you consider the nominee worthy of the 2019 Award.

    The nomination need not be seconded, but it needs to have your name, as nominator on it, so that the ASFF can contact you if necessary.

    Nominees should be recognised members of the Australian speculative fiction community, whether in professional areas such as publishing or from the myriad fandoms that make up the scene.

    If accepted, nominations are added to the Chandler Awards Nominations List and considered by the Jury (usually the ASFF Committee). Nominations may be rolled over from year to year.

    The winner of the 2019 Chandler will be announced at Continuum 15, the 58th Australian Science Fiction Convention.

    James (Jocko) Allen, Awards Administrator. [email protected]

    2019 Affirm Press Mentorship Award — Focus on younger readers
    Now in its fifth year, the Affirm Press Mentorship Award will focus exclusively on Young Adult and middle-grade fiction (ages 10+) for entries to the 2019 award. The three winning submissions will receive a week’s residency and manuscript development at Varuna, with Affirm Press editors also in residence to provide in-depth manuscript development.

    Works already published via this program include Paula Keogh’s Stella Prize shortlisted lyrical memoir The Green Bell and Sonia Orchard’s outstanding novel Into the Fire.

    Applications for the award open on Monday 18 March and close on Tuesday 30 April.

    To find out more details about the award and how to apply, visit http://www.varuna.com.au/fellowships/affirm.

    The Best of Times short story competition #27 – Autumn 2019
    For humorous short stories (any theme) up to 2500 words.
    First prize: $300-$500 (depending on number of entries), second prize: $100.
    Closes 30 Apr 2019.
    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-
    [email protected]
    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 [email protected]
    Competition website: http://www.bestoftimes.com.au

    Seniors Short Stories Volume 5 Project March 1 – May 22, 2019.

    The Department of Family and Community Services has again invited FAW to conduct a Short Story competition, this year 2019.

    The prize is publication in their next book, Seniors Stories Volume 5

    The Project Team is NSW State Committee Members: Colleen Parker, Maureen Kelly, Cate Plink and Narelle Noppert who have been working almost full-time for over a month under the watchful eye of President Trevar Langlands.

    The competition Terms and Conditions are published here. On behalf of Seniors Card we are encouraging seniors to write a short story. If you are already a NSW Seniors cardholder, that’s good. If not, please join, it is FREE. Visit the Seniors website, http://www.seniorscard.nsw.gov.au.

    FAW encourages new writers ‘to have a go’ by coaxing all NSW communities to share their stories. With help from our branches, this opportunity could again be amazing by inviting your community to participate.

    Six workshops will be held during March, April and May 2019 in Dubbo, Tamworth, Nowra, Wagga, Gosford and the NSW State Library in Macquarie Street, Sydney.

    Submissions open in March 2019 but if help is required to write a short story, attendance at a workshop will be the pathway. If you have family or friends in the nominated country areas, please share the workshop details with them.

    EAW members as well as writers everywhere are encouraged to attend the workshops. An extra opportunity is available this year with typewritten and handwritten entries being accepted. See the Terms and Conditions for details. The competition offers one hundred successful writers publication of their story in Seniors Short Story Volume 5.

    The short story theme is: Love Your Life

  • 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

  • Angus
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    Hi Simon,

    Sounds really interesting. Unfortunately I have stuff on tomorrow that will prevent me from heading to Sydney, but I hope you enjoy it.

  • Angus
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    Hi Dion. That’s awesome. Great to hear!

    Cheers,

    Angus

  • Angus
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    Thanks Simon. I’m just working my way through the Oztober offerings now…

  • Angus
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    in reply to: Antman and the wasp #5359

    Sounds great Dion. I was planning on attending, because Antman was one of my favourite Marvel movies, but it looks like my parents are in town, so might not make it after all 🙁 …

  • Angus
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    Looks awesome. Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth!

  • Angus
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    Awesome. Sounds great, Simon. I’m looking forward to the launch.

  • Angus
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    Sounds cool, Felicity. I might try and check it 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 [email protected]
    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 [email protected]
    Competition website: http://www.bestoftimes.com.au

  • Angus
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    Sounds great, Dave. I plan to be there to see everyone in action. 🙂

  • Angus
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    Tomorrow night. I’m looking forward to it!

  • Angus
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    One other thing:
    *If* I have saved up a few episodes of Murder in the mail to binge-read, will the exhibition contain spoilers? 🙂

  • Angus
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    That’s awesome Felicity!

    The Front’s near my house, so I should be able to make it.

  • Angus
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    Thanks Leife!

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