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Who we are

The CSFG is an  association for Canberra-based creators of speculative fiction. Our goal is to support and provide development opportunities for our members as they move from aspiring, to published, to professional makers of spec-fic.

What we do

The CSFG offers services to members including regular workshops, publishing opportunities, and a members’ forum.

Join us

CSFG membership is available for people in Canberra and elsewhere. Joining is as simple as agreeing to our community rules, reviewing membership fees, then popping along to one of our regular meetings or participating in our online community.

Conflux Short Story is closing soon…

The CSFG has once again partnered with Conflux Inc to bring you this year's Conflux Short Story Competition. There's some awesome prizes on offer, but it closes soon! (Note the below is directly re-posted from the Conflux website.) This year’s theme is: The Unconventional Hero! We want your tales of [...]

From Idea to Publication

Last month Alis Franklin, Elizabeth Fitzgerald and Chris Andrews gave us a fantastic insight into author platforms: creating them, advantages and things to watch out for. It was interesting and insightful, and certainly made me think about ways I could increase my online presence. But if you missed that great [...]

Author Platforms!

Last CSFG meeting Nicole Murphy gave us fascinating insight into character arcs. This included the two types of characters (steadfast and changeable) and the roles these serve in your story, the use of character arcs in different genres, and the importance of conflict. Nicole illuminated the importance of character arcs [...]