The Conflux Committee has announced the 2019 CSFG / Conflux Short Story Competition.
Conflux want your stories of 4000 words or under, in any speculative fiction genre, on this year’s theme, What Lies Beneath.
The competition is open to all Australian residents and members of either the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild or Conflux 15. Entry is $5, unless you are a member of the CSFG or Conflux 15 or you are aged 16 or under, in which case it is free!
First prize is $200 and a 2020 Conflux 16 membership! Second prize is $50 and a discounted Conflux 16 membership, and third prize is $25 and a discounted Conflux 16 membership.
Stories should be written in English, suitable for a general audience (ie, no gratuitous violence or erotica), and, of course, your own original, unpublished work.
Please submit them in the following format: RTF, double spaced, courier font, with the story title in the top right header.
Make the first page of your document a cover sheet that includes your name, contact details and story title (we’ll remove this before we give it to the judges). YOUR NAME MUST NOT APPEAR ON ANY OF THE OTHER PAGES OF THE STORY.
Get it through to <firstname.lastname@example.org> before midnight on 30 August 2019.
Fees can be paid by direct deposit (Account: Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild BSB: 805022 Acct: 03421621) or Paypal to <email@example.com>
Conflux 15: What Lies Beneath (2019) will be held in Canberra from Saturday 5 October through to Monday 7 October 2019 at the Gungahlin Library in the Gungahlin Town Centre in Canberra’s North.
More Information and registration for Conflux membership is at the Conflux 15 website <https://conflux.org.au/>.
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