We want your stories of 4000 words or under, in any speculative fiction genre, on the theme, “Apocalypse”. The competition is open to all Australian residents and members of either the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild or Conflux 16. Entry is $5, unless you are a member of the CSFG or Conflux 16 or you are aged 16 or under, in which case it is free!
The winning stories will be published online as part of our October 2020 activities.
First prize is $200 and a 2021 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in English, suitable for a general audience (ie, no gratuitous violence or erotica), and, of course, your own original, unpublished work.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 to us through firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on Friday 16 October 2020.
Fees can be paid by direct deposit:
Please put reference: 2020Short.