You can now register for the Conflux Writer’s Day.
Unfortunately, due to a technical hitch, the official website isn’t available so we’re doing this old school. Go to http://conflux.org.au/conflux-writers-day-2/registration/, download the form, fill it in, email it to us and you’re on your way!
Any questions, email email@example.com.
Convenor, Conflux Writer’s Day
Entries for the 2013 Aurealis Awards close Saturday 7 December. You’ve then got until 31 December to get your stories into the judges hands. Any entries received after these dates will not be eligible.
For more information, go to http://www.aurealisawards.com/EntryForms_open.htm
To see the works that have so far been entered, go here: http://www.aurealisawards.com/NomWorks.php
The full program for the Conflux Writer’s Day is now available for viewing here.
A total of 20 concurrent presentations have been programmed, over a range of ideas and issues. Everything from mistakes beginning writers make to secrets of survival; from how to motivate your characters to how to build your world; from how to get the best out of Microsoft Word to how to get the best out of Scrivener.
Abstracts and biographies of presenters are included, so check it out.
Registrations will open at midday tomorrow, Sunday 1 December, on the brand new website www.confluxwritersday.com The first 30 will receive the bargain price of $90, so don’t miss out!
At the Conflux Incorporated AGM on Monday November 4, a new anti-harassment policy was ratified.
Conflux Incorporated wants to make it clear that they will not abide any behaviour that makes an attendee at a Conflux event feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Anyone who registers for a Conflux event is agreeing to abide by this policy.
Conflux Incorporated would like to acknowledge the guidance of Nalo Hopkinson and Russell Blackford in developing this new policy.
President, Conflux Incorporated
Mark 12pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time, Sunday 1 December into your calendars because that’s when registrations will open for the Conflux Writer’s Day.
Registrations will be online and available on a brand new website, www.confluxwritersday.com, currently under construction.
The first 30 registrations will cost just $90 for a full day of professional development by some of the best writers in Australia, catering for the day and other extras.
The full program will also be live next weekend, so make sure you don’t miss your chance to attend.
Entries for the 2013 Aurealis Awards close December 7. If your book is being published later in December, you can still enter it, but you’ll need to enter and send it to us by December 7. Yes, the judges may well read it before it’s actually published, but they won’t tell anyone. Promise!
The rules are available here: http://www.aurealisawards.com/Rules.htm
You can enter the awards here: http://www.aurealisawards.com/EntryForms_open.htm Once you’ve entered, you’ll be sent an email telling you where to send the entries.
To check if your work has already been entered or not, go here: http://www.aurealisawards.com/NomWorks.php Check with your publisher before entering in case they’re already planning to enter it.
The Aurealis Awards are Australia’s premier speculative fiction awards. Finalists will be announced in February 2014 and the ceremony will take place April 5, 2014 in Canberra.
The Aurealis Awards are brought to you by Conflux Incorporated.
Want to present at the Conflux Writers Day on April 5 next year? Today’s your last day to get your proposal in. You can read all the details and find the link here: http://conflux.org.au/conflux-writers-day-2/call-for-abstracts/
The Conflux Incorporated AGM is to be held on Monday 11* November, 7.30pm at King O’Malley’s in Civic. The agenda will include:
* President’s report
* Auditor’s report
* Chair/convenor reports
Anyone who was a member of Conflux 9 is eligible to attend and contribute to the forward planning of the Conflux brand.
WHAT IS CONFLUX INCORPORATED?
Conflux Incorporated is the legal entity that oversees the running of the Conflux science fiction conventions, the 2013/2014 Aurealis Awards and the Conflux Writers’ Day. Conflux Inc is incorporated in the ACT as a not-for-profit and is run by volunteers. The current committee is:
President: Nicole Murphy
Vice president: Lily Mullholand
Secretary/public officer: Karen Herkes Ott
Treasurer: Mark Loney
Committee: Ken Moylan, Jane Virgo
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.
President, Conflux Inc.
*Ed – not the 14th, the 11th – apologies
The Call for Abstracts for the Conflux Writers Day closes October 31, 2013.
What is a call for abstracts? Abstracts are a short description of the presentation you propose to give. They are submitted via an online portal, where they are considered by a group of reviewers. Those abstracts considered the most worthy are then recommended to the programmer.
Here’s an example of an abstract: abstract example
We’re looking for presentations of 15-17 minutes on a topic that relates to one of the four CWD themes:
* Writing skills – the nuts and bolts of writing
* Writing processes – how you apply the skills of writing to creating a story
* Submitting and publishing – how the business of getting published works
* Building a career – what is required to achieve what you want
For more information on the call for abstracts, go to the information page.
Your insight or advice could be just what a fellow writer needs, so please get involved!
Convenor, Conflux Writers Day
On Saturday April 4 2014, Conflux will be hosting a brand new event – the Conflux Writer’s Day.
This day is focussed on the professional development of writers, through a range of presentations.
The theme of the day is ‘The Writer’s Journey’, told through the four sub-themes of ‘Writing Skills’, ‘Writing Processes’, ‘Submission and Publication’ and ‘Building a Career’.
We’ve got four great plenary speakers for the day.
* Joanne Anderton
* Keri Arthur
* Ian McHugh
* Kaaron Warren
If you want to present, you’ll be interested in the Call for Abstracts. Otherwise, registrations will open in August.
It will be held at University House, Australian National University, Canberra on the same day as the Aurealis Awards.
Looking forward to seeing lots of writers come together to develop and grow.
For enquiries, please email email@example.com