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CSFG Member News (November and the first bit of December 2013)

Congratulations!

To Kaaron Warren, for continuing to win all of the awards in 2013 and picking up an ACT Publishing Award for Through Splintered Walls.

To Zena Shapter, for winning the Glen Miles Short Story Prize with her story “Champions“.

Covers!

Donna Hanson has the cover of (technically) her first romance novel, Bespelled, under the nom de plume Dani Kristoff.

Kaaron has her name on the cover of (and a story inside) Ellen Datlow’s forthcoming anthology, Fearful Symmetries.

Ian McHugh has his name on the cover of (and a story inside) the January 2014 issue of Asimov’s.

Next CSFG news will be at end of January – have safe and happy holidays.

CSFG Member News (October 2013)

CONGRATULATIONS!

To Shauna O’Meara who did indeed win a second placing in the Writers of the Future contest with the story that was shortlisted last month. Yay, Shauna!

To Jo Clay (writing as J.T. Clay) whose debut novel, A Single Girl’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, has been published by Momentum Books.

To Zena Shapter, whose Northern Beaches Writers’ Group won the Open Category in the Write-a-Book-in-a-Day contest. Also: Splitter! (Seeing as how the CSFG team were one of the runners-up).

Sales and publications

Patty Jansen’s new novel, Ambassador, is out now from Ticonderoga Publications.

Donna Hanson has a release date of 1 Feb 2014 for her paranormal romance, Bespelled (written as Dani Kristoff) from Escape Publishing.

Alan Baxter has a new story, “Not the Worst of Sins” out at Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

Gillian Polack has an article about the writing of Connie Willis in Vector, the journal of the British Science Fiction Association. (Gillian was also part of a Mind Meld at SF Signal).

CSFG Member News (July 2013)

Congratulations!

To Kaaron Warren, whose novella “Sky”, having cleaned up all the available Australian national awards, has gone on to win the international Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella!

To Simon Petrie, whose novella “Flight 404” won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for best Novella/Novelette!

The cover illustration, by original CSFG member Les Petersen, for Simon’s anthology, Light Paper, Stand Clear (co-edited with Edwina Harvey) won the Vogel for Best Professional Artwork

Upcoming Workshops

Alan Baxter is teaching his Write The Fight Right workshop at the ACT Writers Centre on Sunday 4 August (Tomorrow!)

Ian McHugh is teaching his Writing Short Stories for Publication workshop at the ACT Writers Centre on Sunday 18 August and his new Bringing Characters to Life workshop at the same venue on Saturday 31 August.

Gillain Polack is teaching her Grammar Basics and The Perils of Punctuation workshop at the NSW Writers’ Centre on Saturday 24 August.

Booking information and links are on the Workshops and Courses page

Sales and Publications

Nicole Murphy’s new novel (writing as Elizabeth Dunk) The Lies We Tell has been published by Escape Publishing.

Kaaron Warren’s new story collection The Gate Theory will be published by Cohesion Press.

Rob Porteous’s story “A Drought of Tears” and Simon Dewar’s story “The Wire Bird” have been accepted for The Sea anthology from Dark Continents Publishing.

Rob’s story “The Tale of Kasim and the Alchemist”, Simon Petrie’s story “Suckers for Love” and Ian McHugh’s story “Grey Snow in the Shadows” were published in issue #58 of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.

Simon P’s story “Emptying Roesler” was published in the Regenerations: NZ Speculative Fiction II anthology from Random Static

Other News

The inaugural Conflux Writers Day, which will be presented alongside the Aurealis Awards in 2014, is calling for abstracts from people interested in presenting.

Also: We’re writing our book in a day tomorrow!

Kaaron Warren News (March 2013)

Congratulations!

To Kaaron, who was nominated for Ditmar Awards in the Best Novelette or Novella and Best Collected Work categories for her story “Sky” and her collection Through Splintered Walls. “Sky” and Through Splintered Walls were also nominated for Australian Shadows Awards in the Long Fiction and Collection categories, and Kaaron’s stories “Creek”, “Mountain” and “Road” were all nominated for Australian Shadows Awards in the Short Story category.

That makes, like… golly… (bear with us, we’re writers here, not adders) like, twelve? yeah, at least twelve award nominations in one week. A lot anyway. We’ll all get sunburn basking in her reflected glory.

Oh, and some of the rest of us had some news too:

Other CSFG Member News (March 2013)

Congratulations!

To Simon Petrie, whose novella “Flight 404” was nominated for a Ditmar for Best Novelette or Novella.

Upcoming workshops, courses and events

Rik Lagarto will be teaching a workshop on “Writing for Performance” on 21 April at the ACT Writers Centre.

Several CSFG members will be teaching workshops at the Conflux 9 SF convention from 25-28 April. (see our workshops page for more details)

Sales and publications

Nicole R Murphy’s anthology of original and classic stories, In Fabula-divino, is available in e-book versions from Amazon and Smashwords.

Ian McHugh sold his story “When the rain comin” to Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine

Alan Baxter sold his story “Roll the Bones” to Crowded Magazine

**UPDATED** CSFG members eligible works for the Ditmar Awards

Nominations are open until 20 March for the 2013 Ditmar Awards. The awards rules and nomination forms are available on the Conflux 9 website. A number of CSFG members have works eligible in various categories. (Links from story titles are to stories available to read free online; links from book or magazine titles or publisher names are to the publisher’s site).

Best Novella or Novelette
Flight 404, Simon Petrie, in Flight 404 / The Hunt for Red Leicester, Peggy Bright Books
It Hides in Darkness, Ross C. Hamilton, Creative Print Publishing **UPDATE**
Sky, Kaaron Warren, in Through Splintered Walls, Twelfth Planet Press
The Darkest Shade of Grey, Alan Baxter, in The Red Penny Papers.
The Godbreaker and Unggubudh the Mountain, Ian McHugh, in Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear, Peggy Bright Books
The History Thief, Kaaron Warren, in Visions Fading Fast, Pendragon Press, May 2012
The Hunt for Red Leicester, Simon Petrie, in Flight 404 / The Hunt for Red Leicester, Peggy Bright Books
The Navigator and the Sky, Ian McHugh, in Giganotoaurus, July 2012
The Subjunctive Case, Rob Porteous, in Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear, Peggy Bright Books **UPDATE**

Best Short Story
A Good Idea at the Time, Ross C. Hamilton, in Spinetinglers, February, 2012 **UPDATE**
A Vain Hope by Cat Sheely, CSFG Publishing **UPDATE**
Alt Heim by Jerry Everard, CSFG Publishing **UPDATE**
Being Other by Gillian Polack, CSFG Publishing **UPDATE**

Betrayal by Rob Porteous, CSFg Publishing **UPDATE**
Blame the Neighbours, Kaaron Warren, in Slices of Flesh, Dark Moon Books
Blood Lillies, Shauna O’Meara, in Midnight Echo #8 **UPDATE**
Burning, Always Burning, Alan Baxter and Felicity Dowker, in Damnation and Dames, Ticonderoga Publications
Cephalopoda Obsessia, Alan Baxter, in Bloodstones, Ticonderoga Publications
Creek, Kaaron Warren, in Through Splintered Walls, Twelfth Planet Press
Crossroads and Carousels, Alan Baxter, in The Red Penny Papers, Fall 2012.
Cruisy, Simon Petrie, in ticon4
Dancing the Labyrinth, Ian McHugh, in Tales of Moreauvia #4
Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend, Ross C. Hamilton, in Spinetinglers, April, 2012 **UPDATE**
Fear is the Sin, Alan Baxter, in From Stage Door Shadows, eMergent Publishing
In the Name of the Father, Alan Baxter, in The One That Got Away, Dark Prints Press
It Caught Up With Me by Leife Shallcross, CSFG Publishing **UPDATE**
Killing Two Birds by Shauna O’Meara, CSFG Publishing **UPDATE**

Mountain, Kaaron Warren, in Through Splintered Walls, Twelfth Planet Press
Road, Kaaron Warren, in Through Splintered Walls, Twelfth Planet Press
Roasted, Rob Porteous, in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #54 **UPDATE**
Salvage in the Void, Alan Baxter, in Kasma SF Magazine
Signal Lost by Phillip Berrie, CSFG Publishing **UPDATE**
Sky Pie, Simon Petrie, in Jupiter #37
The End by Natalie Maddalena, CSFG Publishing **UPDATE**
The Everywhere And The Always, Alan Baxter, in Mythic Resonance, The Specusphere and Esstee Media
The Fennegal by Kim Gaal, CSFG Publishing **UPDATE**
The Goodbye Message, Alan Baxter, in ticon4, April 2, 2012.
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Club, Kaaron Warren, in Exotic Gothic 4,  PS Publishing, July 2012
The Man Who…, Simon Petrie, in Redstone Science Fiction 27
The Pickwick Syndrome, Kaaron Warren, in Stories of the Smoke, Pandemonium Press, May 2012
The River of Memory, Kaaron Warren, in Women on War, IDW
Tiny Lives, Alan Baxter, in Daily Science Fiction, December 25th, 2012
You Look Like Me by Tuan Linh Nguyen, CSFG Publishing **UPDATE**

Best Collected Work
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 54, Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Co-op, ed. Simon Petrie
Light Touch Paper Stand Clear, ed. Edwina Harvey and Simon Petrie, Peggy Bright Books
Through Splintered Walls, Kaaron Warren, Twelfth Planet Press

Best Fan Writer
Alan Baxter, for body of work including reviews in Thirteen O’Clock
Lorraine Cormack, for body of work including review in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus **UPDATE**
Ross C. Hamilton, for body of work including reviews, essays and articles in A Writer Goes On A Journey **UPDATE**
Gillian Polack, for body of work including reviews and essays in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus, Bibliobuffet, Even in a Little Thing, and ticon4
Nicole Murphy, for body of work including Why we need women writers originally published in Dark Matter issue 9

William J Atheling Award for Criticism
Alan Baxter
for review of A Haunting of Ghosts by Maynard Sims, in Thirteen O’Clock.
for review of Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig, in Thirteen O’Clock.
for review of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (movie), in Thirteen O’Clock.
for review of Dredd (movie), in Thirteen O’Clock.
for review of El Orfanto (movie), in Thirteen O’Clock.
for review of Ishtar edited by Amada Pillar and K.V. Taylor, in Thirteen O’Clock.
for review of Killeroo Gangwar by Darren Close and Paul Abstruse, in Thirteen O’Clock.
for review of Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig, in Thirteen O’Clock.
for review of Rope by Martin Livings, in Thirteen O’Clock.
for review of Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan, in Thirteen O’Clock.
for review of The Courier’s New Bicycle by Kim Westwood, in Thirteen O’Clock.
for review of The Last Days of Kali Yuga by Paul Haines, in Thirteen O’Clock.
for review of The List, Volume 1 by Paul Bedford, Henry Pop and Tom Bonin, in Thirteen O’Clock.
for review of The Sixsmiths by J. Marc Schmidt and Jason Franks, in Thirteen O’Clock.
for review of Vaudeville by Greg Chapman, in Thirteen O’Clock.
Lorraine Cormack
for review of After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of Bad Blood by Kristen Painter, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of Betrayal by Lara Morgan, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of Blackveil by Kristen Britain, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of Bleeding Hearts by Alyxandra Harvey, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of Debris by Jo Anderton, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of Deception by Lee Nichols, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of Flesh and Blood by Kristen Painter, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of Green Monkey Dreams by Isobelle Carmody, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of Sadie Walker is Stranded by Madeleine Roux, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of Stolen Away by Alyxandra Harvey, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of Suited by Jo Anderton, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of Taken Away by Celine Kiernan, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of The Invisible Assasin by Jim Eldridge, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of The Killables by Gemma Malley, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of The King of the Crags by Stephen Deas, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of The Legacy of Lord Regret by Sam Bowring, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of The Return Man by V.M. Zito, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of The Traitor’s Gate by Sarah Silverwood, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of The Undivided by Jennifer Fallon, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of Transformation Space by Marianne de Pierres, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of What the Dead Said by D.J. Daniels, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of Wolf Blood by N.M. Browne, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
Donna Maree Hanson
for  “Women’s History Month – guest post from Donna Maree Hanson”, in Even in a Little Thing.
Gillian Polack
for Gillian Polack, for “Music and Modulation”, in Bibliobuffet.
for “How Naming Conventions Work: A Quick Look at Novels of the Fantastic”, in Bibliobuffet
for “Introducing Sword and Sorcery”, in Bibliobuffet
for “Sarah Douglass: Lost Footsteps”, in Bibliobuffet
for “The Reader and the Book”, in Bibliobuffet
for “Modern Approaches to the Fairy Tale”, in Bibliobuffet
for review of Cold Magic by Kate Elliott, in ticon4.
for review of Philippine Speculative Fiction 6 edited by Nikki Alfar and Kate Osias, in Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus.
for review of The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan, in ticon4.
for “Book reviews and WHM” in Even in a Little Thing.
for Untitled (on inconsistent criticism), in Even in a Little Thing.
for “On fantasy world building”, in Even in a Little Thing.
for “On robust criticism”, in Even in a Little Thing.
for “Time and space and all kinds of writing”, in Even in a Little Thing.
for “On improving the fiction of others”, in Even in a Little Thing.
for “On reading and reading choices”, in Even in a Little Thing.
for Untitled (on writing niceness), in Even in a Little Thing.