The Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild and Conflux have jointly announced the opening of their 2020 short story competition, still to go ahead without this year's annual convention.
Get writing now! Stories should be 4000 words or less, 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 CSFG or Conflux 16 — or you area aged 16 or under, in which case it's free.
The winning stories will be published online as a part of the Conflux October 2020 activities.
First prize is $200 and 2021 Conflux 16 membership.
Second prize is $50 and a discounted Conflux 16 membership.
Third prize is $25 and a discounted Conflux 16 membership.
Stories should be written in English, be suitable for a general audience (ie no gratuitous violence or erotica), and, of course, be your own original and unpublished work.
Please submit your stories in the following format: RTF, courier font, double-spaced, with the story title in the top-right header.
Make the first page of your submission a cover sheet that includes your name, contact details and story title. This page will be removed before the stories are forwarded to the judges. Your name must not appear on any of the other pages of your story.
Get it through to Conflux via this address: <email@example.com> before midnight August 31 2020.
Entry fees may be paid by direct deposit (Account Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild, BSB: 805-022, Acct: 03421621 or via Paypal to <firstname.lastname@example.org>