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Next cover revealed!

We here at CSFG are very pleased to reveal the wonderful cover art by Shauna O’Meara, for our forthcoming anthology, Next.


Next will be launched at the Conflux 9 convention in Canberra on 26 April 2013, and will feature thirty stories of fantasy, science-fiction and horror from some of the country’s best new and established talents.

Table of Contents

The Ninety Two Claire McKenna
Imported Goods – Aisle Nine David Versace
Of Starfish Tides Suzanne J Willis
Almost Beautiful Angela Rega
On the Wall Nicky Rowlands
Wooden Heart Tracie McBride
Cause and Effect Martin Livings
Next cried the Faun Edwina Harvey
The Electrician and the Circus Steve Simpson
The Dream Tracker Shauna O’Meara
A Dream of Something More Robert Phillips
Those Days Daniel Simpson
Vandiemensland Ian McHugh
Someone’s Daughter Gillian Polack
A Little Warning Leife Shallcross
Ned Kelly and the Zombies Craig Cormick
The Cat and the Zombies Chris McGrane
The Room Catherine Whittle
Casino Five Helen Stubbs
The Wild Hunt Richard L Lagarto
Animal the Colour of Waiting Adam Browne
The Midway Hotel Kris Ashton
When Money Talks Ross C Hamilton
Phoenix Down Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Gambler’s Blues David Coleman
Hell is where the Heart is Janeen Webb
Stories in the Square Daniel Baker
Girl finds Key Chris Large
Quantum Echoes Alan Baxter
Here’s Glory For You Richard Harland

Read Simon Petrie’s Next Big Thing post about the book here.

The e-WoC has been released into the wild!

The e-book version of CSFG’s Winds of Change anthology (the e-WoC) is out NOW!

Available in most formats from SmashwordsKobo BooksiTunes and Barnes & Noble for the very reasonable price of USD $4.99.

Big thanks to Phill Berrie for his efforts to turn CSFG’s first e-book into a reality. (Watch this space, there’ll be more to follow).

And don’t forget our new discounted prices on our back catalogue of trade paperback anthologies.

New (cheaper) prices for CSFG books!

We’ve re-priced our back catalogue of anthologies in anticipation of the launch of the next one in April. (Yes, we’re really that excited that we’ve dropped our other prices already). Buy Elsewhere, Encounters, The CSFG Gastronomicon and The Outcast for under $10 each! Get 2009’s Masques for only $14.95, Kaaron Warren’s original short story collection The Grinding House for just $19.95, and our most recent anthology, Winds of Change for $24.95! Buy all 7 books and pay only $13 for postage for the lot, within Australia.

Come check out the bargains.

Happy New Year!

Next anthology – announcement of table of contents

The editors of the CSFG’s ‘Next’ anthology, scheduled for release in Canberra at Conflux 9 in–gosh!–a little over four months’ time, are delighted to reveal the stories which will appear in the anthology’s Table of Contents.

There are names in the list that will be familiar to many, as well as some nuggets of newly-emerging talent. It will be an absolutely ripping read. We offer our heartiest congratulations to all those listed below, and our most sincere commiserations to those who submitted great stories that we couldn’t include.

Table of Contents (in alphabetical order)

Kris Ashton:   ‘The Midway Hotel’
Daniel Baker:   ‘Stories in the Square’
Alan Baxter:   ‘Quantum Echoes’
Adam Browne:   ‘Animal the Colour of Waiting’
David Coleman:   ‘Gambler’s Blues’
Craig Cormick:   ‘Ned Kelly and the Zombies’
Elizabeth Fitzgerald:   ‘Phoenix Down’
Ross Hamilton:   ‘When Money Talks’
Richard Harland:   ‘Here’s Glory For You’
Edwina Harvey:   ‘Next, cried the Faun’
Rik Lagarto:   ‘The Wild Hunt’
Chris Large:   ‘Girl Finds Key’
Martin Livings:   ‘Cause and Effect’
Tracie McBride:   ‘Wooden Heart’
Chris McGrane:   ‘The Cat and his Zombies’
Ian McHugh:   ‘Vandiemensland’
Claire McKenna:   ‘The Ninety Two’
Shauna O’Meara:   ‘The Dream Tracker’
Robert Phillips:   ‘A Dream of Something More’
Gillian Polack:   ‘Someone’s Daughter’
Angela Rega:   ‘Almost Beautiful’
Nicky Rowlands:   ‘On the Wall’
Leife Shallcross:   ‘A Little Warning’
Daniel Simpson:   ‘Those Days’
Steve Simpson:   ‘The Electrician and the Circus’
Helen Stubbs:   ‘Casino Five’
David Versace:   ‘Imported Goods—Aisle Nine’
Janeen Webb:   ‘Hell is Where the Heart Is’
Catherine Whittle:   ‘The Room’
Suzanne Willis:   ‘Of Starfish Tides’

We had to make some painfully difficult decisions: it’s traditional to say, at this juncture, that ‘the overall standard was exceptionally high and that many fine stories did not make it in’, but, in our case, it was absolutely, overwhelmingly true. We received an overabundance of exceptionally good stuff, some of which we simply could not find room for. We can, however, say with confidence that we are unwarrantedly proud of the final list of stories, which range far and wide across all aspects of the speculative genres, from gentle fantasy to full-blooded dystopian SF to hackle-bristling psychological horror, while also canvassing in its sweep whimsy, adventure, romance, parody, and tragedy.

Rob & Simon

A footnote from the CSFG: Special thanks to Leife Shallcross for her stirling efforts as slush wrangler, removing all author identification from submissions (yes, even her own) and tracking which story belonged to whom so that Rob and Simon could make their decisions without fear or favour.
Another footnote from us: Not that we’re parochial or anything, but special congratulations to those of our members whose stories made the final cut – Al, David C, Elizabeth, Ross, Rik, Ian, Shauna, Bob, Gillian, Nicky, Leife and David V.

Anthology submissions now CLOSED

Submissions for the Next anthology have now closed.

Thank you all for your submissions. The editors hope to have responses out by around the end of November. Updates will be provided here if that changes.