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Speculative Fiction Writers Anthology

Australian Speculative Fiction Writers is a new group formed to give Australian speculative writers a group to come to for advice, ideas, joint marketing and much more. We have decided the best way to kick it off is with an anthology featuring only Australian writers, which we hope to make into an annual anthology. We are seeking submissions for speculative fiction across all aspects including science fiction, fantasy, dystopian, utopian, horror and supernatural. However, there is a theme we would like incorporated into each story. Below are the guidelines for your submission. Please take the time to read and understand the guidelines before submitting your short story.

Theme                                 – Beginnings

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                          – 2500-4000

Submission deadline        – 30th September 2018

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 or pdf format.

Each author will receive shared royalties after initial costs (editing and publishing).

Please submit your story via email:

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.



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