Conflux short story contest

I’m one of the guests of Conflux 8 (the Aussie SF Convention that is being held in Canberra September 28 to 30 2012), so I thought I’d do my bit and give their short story comp a bit of a plug. Here’s the details:

Short Story Competition entries close June 29. You need to be a Conflux 8 member (Supporting or Full Membership) to enter.

First Prize – $200, Second prize – $100, Third prize – $50. Winners may be published in the convention magazine at the discretion of the Conflux committee.

Stories must be on the Conflux 8 theme (which is apocalyptic, since everyone has heard the world is ending this year), be a maximum of 2000 words and contain a speculative element.

Stories must not be previously published, no simultaneous entries. Writers can enter more than one story, but only one story per writer can win a prize. Stories must follow usual formatting eg 12pt Times New Roman, double spaced, one inch margins. The stories will be blind-read so please ensure your name is not present on the story, in either the body or the header.

Please submit by RTF attachment by midnight June 29, 2012 to storycomp@conflux.org.au.

Winners will be chosen by a panel consisting of multiple-award winning author Jack Dann, Fablecroft Publishing editor Tehani Wessely, and Edwina Harvey – Author, Editor and Ad Girl for Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.