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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.

The mystic power of triangles, and knowing why your characters are there

Guest post by Ian McHugh One major challenge of stepping up from short stories to novels is managing a larger ensemble of characters. In my impetuousness, I exacerbated this problem for myself by starting from real historical events. Reality is way less tidy than fiction. In real life, people bob up [...]

My Top Social Media Tips for Writers

Guest post by Zena Shapter I didn’t mean to become one, but over the last few years I’ve become a social media consultant. Writers started asking me how to use social media and, after a while, I thought – why not? Since I know about social media … why not [...]

Epic interview with Simon Dewar

by Ian McHugh With the forthcoming release of his first fiction anthology, Suspended in Dusk, I interviewed editor Simon Dewar about chutzpah, the importance of having no concept of level of difficulty, the horror of caesarian sections and the inspirational value of Mariah Carey and prog metal. Oh, and some [...]