ASF was formed to give Australian speculative writers a group to come to for advice, ideas, joint marketing and much more. We released our first anthology, Beginnings, in November 2018. A second, Journeys, is set to be released in November 2019.
We are seeking submissions from Australian and New Zealand speculative fiction authors.
Below are the guidelines for your submission. Please take the time to read and understand them before submitting your short story.
Open to Australian and New Zealand authors.
Unpublished stories only.
Theme – Journeys
Genre – Anything speculative fiction as described by the following definition:
– Speculative fiction is an umbrella genre encompassing narrative fiction with supernatural or futuristic elements. This includes, but not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, superhero fiction, science fantasy, horror, utopian and dystopian fiction, supernatural fiction as well as combinations thereof.
Word limit – 2500-5000
Submission deadline – 31st May 2019
Each story will be selected on link to genre and theme as well as plot, characterisation, setting, writing style and grammar. Please submit using word, doc/docx or pdf format. Also include a header with title of story, author name, and address.
Each author will receive shared royalties after initial costs along with a free copy of the book.
Please submit your story via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stories will be read and judged by three panel members: Alanah Andrews, Austin Sheehan and Jocelyn Spark.
NOTE: You may submit more than one entry, although only one story per author will be published in the anthology.