Visions of Time

The Conflux & CSFG 2022 Short Story Competition 


Attention authors!

We want your stories of 4000 words or under, in any speculative fiction genre, on this year’s theme, which is ‘Visions of Time’.

The competition is open to all Australian residents and current members of Conflux. Entries can be sent to and the competition closes midnight Monday August 15 2022.

Entry is $5, unless you are a member of Conflux or you are aged 16 or under, in which case it is free! (The entry fee can be paid at


First prize is $200 and a Conflux 2023 membership. Second prize is $50 and a discounted Conflux 2023 membership, and third prize is $25 and a discounted Conflux 2023 membership.


Stories should be written in English, suitable for a general audience (i.e., no gratuitous violence or erotica), and, of course, your own original, unpublished work.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 will remove this before we give it to the judges). YOUR NAME MUST NOT APPEAR ON ANY OF THE OTHER PAGES OF THE STORY.












The Conflux & CSFG 2021 Short Story Competition Winners


First Place: Newbug © 2021 C.H. Pearce

Second Place: The Nothing © 2021 Tim Borella

Third Place: ‘Tween the Stars © 2021 Brad McNaughton


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