We are excited to announce that Conflux Inc is once again partnering with the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild to bring you the CSFG/Conflux 13 short story competition!
This year’s theme is (wait for it…)
BLOOD, GOLD, LIES
These bright and bitter threads wind through the heart of many a grim tale and we want to see what you make of them. We want your tales of 4000 words or under, incorporating these three words somehow, in any speculative fiction genre. It doesn’t have to be a twisted fairy tale, but it does have to be speculative.
The competition is open to all Australian residents and members of either the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild or Conflux 13.
Entry is $5, unless you are a member of the CSFG or Conflux 13 or you are aged 16 or under, in which case it is free!
First prize is $200 and a 2018 Conflux 14 membership! Second prize is $50 and a discounted Conflux 14 membership, and third prize is $25 and a discounted Conflux 14 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in English, suitable for a general audience (ie, no gratuitous violence or erotica) and, of course, your own original, unpublished work.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 firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on 31 July 2017.
Fees can be paid by direct deposit (BSB: 805022 Acct: 03421621 Acct name: Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild) or Paypal to email@example.com (For other options or any more information contact us directly at the firstname.lastname@example.org address)