The Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild is an incorporated association for Canberra-based creators of speculative fiction – science fiction, fantasy or horror – in any medium. Most of our members are writers of short stories, novels or both.
Our goal is to support and provide development opportunities for our members as they move from aspiring, to published to (fingers crossed) professional makers of spec-fic.
Oh, and also, world domination.
To achieve these goals we do a number of things:
This Website, through which we promote our members’ work, activities and achievements in speculative fiction, and celebrate their successes.
An Online Community through Yahoo! Groups, which is open to anyone in the Greater Canberra region – which currently encompasses the Pacific Rim but we’re probably flexible on that if you ask us (see ‘world domination’, above).
Publishing our (semi)regular series of short story anthologies, edited by CSFG members and to which our members and other writers from around Australia contribute.
Monthly Members’ Meetings at which we discuss the business of the association and conduct informal workshops by members and guest speakers on the craft and business of creating speculative fiction.
Our members also participate in writing events like Write-a-Book-in-a-Day and NaNoWriMo, and many of our members are active elsewhere in small-press publishing and in the Australian convention scene (in particular, the annual Conflux convention in Canberra).
CSFG Membership fees (payable per calendar year)
- Inner Canberra $10 (aka I can make it to meetings and events)
- Inner Canberra (concession) $5
- Outer Canberra $5 (aka I live as far away from Canberra as the other side of the planet)
- Initial joining fee $2
(And you don’t need to be a financial member to be a part of our Yahoo! Group).
The current Rules of the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild (updated March 2015) are available to read.