Katharine Susannah Prichard Short Fiction and Speculative Fiction Awards 2014


KSP Writers' Centre

Are you a writer? Do you love writing? There are loads of writing competitions with great prizes (not to mention the fame, oh the fame!) open to enter each year in Australia and overseas. The Katharine Susannah Prichard Short Fiction Award 2014 and The Katharine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction Awards 2014. are now open to enter. There are two categories, an ‘Open’ category with a small entry fee and a ‘Youth’ category which is free to enter. Click on the links for competition rules and an entry form. Both categories have a maximum word length of 3000 words. Get writing!

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  • Open Category: 1000 minimum – 3000 maximum
  • Young Writers Category: 200 minimum – 3000 maximum
  • Entry fee: Adults $7.00, youth enter free
  • Closes: 5pm, Friday 19 September, 2014

If you like writing Fantasy, Science Fiction or Horror/Supernatural fiction there is also The Katharine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction Awards 2014. Entry forms and info here.

So who was Katharine Susannah Prichard?  Katharine Susannah Prichard was the first Australian novelist to gain international recognition. In 1915, her novel, The Pioneers, won the Hodder and Stoughton All Empire Literature Prize for Australasia. Read more about her via the links below.

Website of the Week: The Internet Speculative Fiction Database


Utah Speculative Fiction Council logo

Utah Speculative Fiction Council logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ISFDBThis week’s Website of the Week is The Internet Speculative Fiction Database. ISFDB.org is a comprehensive database of information about authors writing what has been termed “Speculative Fiction”.  Wikipedia defines this as “an umbrella term encompassing the more fantastical fiction genres, specifically science fiction, fantasy, horror, weird fiction, supernatural fiction, superhero fiction, utopian and dystopian fiction, apocalyptic and
post-apocalyptic fiction
, and alternate history in literature as well as related static, motion, and virtual arts”.

The site is a real treasure trove of information on some of the most interesting and influential writers in the history of fiction.

Website of the Week: Rising Shadow


This week’s Website of the Week is Risingshadow. This site is a very comprehensive, searchable database of Science Fiction and Fantasy books and authors. Read reviews of the latest specualtive fiction novels or the classic books that started the genre.