Details of the Conflux 13 Writing and Art Competitions will be advised as soon as possible. The details of the 2016 competitions remain available below for your reference.



The CSFG/Conflux 12 short story competition is open!

We are excited to announce that the CSFG/Conflux 12 short story competition is open!

We want your stories of 4000 words or under, in any speculative fiction genre, on this year’s theme, which is: red fire monkey.

The competition is open to all Australian residents and members of either the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild or Conflux 12.

Entry is $5, unless you are a member of the CSFG or Conflux 12 or you are aged 16 or under, in which case it is free!


First prize is $200 and a 2017 Conflux 13 membership! Second prize is $50 and a discounted Conflux 13 membership, and third prize is $25 and a discounted Conflux 13 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in English, suitable for a general audience (ie, no gratuitous violence or erotica), and, of course, your own original, unpublished work.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 at before midnight on 31 July 2016.


Fees can be paid by direct deposit (BSB: 805022 Acct: 03421621 Acct name: Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild) or Paypal to (For other options or any more information contact us directly at the address)

Art Show awards

The Art Show also features THE E. G. HARVEY AWARD FOR AUSTRALIAN SF ART, an annual award sponsored by the Harvey Australian Foundation. This award is for the best original visual art work in show, produced by an Australian artist in the previous 12 months. Judging will be made from works exhibited at the Conflux 12 Art Show by a panel of non-participating artists. The medium for the work may be acrylic, oils, watercolour, pencil and/or ink, charcoal, mixed medium, sculpture, photography, animation and video-works. The value of the award is AU $500 (non-acquisitive).

Exhibitors please note:

All panel or table space for entries is reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. Please submit your Art Show entry form by Friday 19 September 2016. Cost per entry is $10. To be eligible for judging, works must be exhibited at the Conflux Convention from Noon Friday to Noon Monday. Works may be sold at the Convention, but purchasers should not collect works until Noon Monday. Conflux Inc. charges a 10% commission on all sales. Sale of Art Show entries will be by member bids (bid cards are provided at the show) and bids will be finalised at the close of the Art Show on Monday. Please note Conflux 12 will only take responsibility for sales through bids. Sales after close of business should be arranged privately with the artist.

Every entry must be labelled with title, minimum price for bids if item is for sale, and the artist’s name. Art sales do NOT include reproduction rights. The artist and buyer must negotiate separately as per current copyright laws. We will provide security and TLC for all artwork, Conflux will take every reasonable precaution for the safety of art show entries, but the ultimate responsibility for the art work remains with the artist/agent. No cameras will be permitted at the Art Show.




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