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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.

How to Handle End of Novel Blues

Guest post by Zena Shapter Let’s say you’ve been working on a novel for a while – maybe a year or two, fitting it inbetween work, life and kids. Now you’re approaching its end… you’re past the novel’s climax and you’re starting to wind everything up… You should feel elated. Yay [...]

CSFG Member News (November 2014)

It’s been quite a while since we’ve updated our member news. Here’s a probably-incomplete roundup of the action since July: Novels Donna Maree Hanson’s Dragon Wine duology has launched from Momentum books: Shatterwing and Skywatcher Alan Baxter’s Alex Caine series is now out from Harper Collins in Australian and New [...]

What to do if you’re bored by your characters

Guest post by Ian McHugh KILL THEM! Obviously. There’s a short story that I love called “A Dry , Quiet War” by Tony Daniel, which is basically a space-western that recounts a conflict between superhuman veterans of a war at the end of time. At the climax, the hero goes on [...]