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 Writers Victoria Science Fiction and Fantasy workshops

Writers Victoria has some upcoming workshops and talks focused on genre writing that might be of interest to Aurealis.


Spec Fic Masterclass with Marianne de Pierres

Saturday 27 September – Geelong


Spec Fic Masterclass with Marianne de Pierres

Sunday 28 September – Melbourne


Oh the Horror with Dmetri Kakmi

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October – Melbourne


Re-spinning the Magic of Fairytales with Kate Forsyth

Friday 14 November – Melbourne

Posted: September 17th, 2014

 CALLING FOR ENTRIES: 2014 John Hinde Award for Science Fiction

The Australian Writers’ Guild is looking for exceptional Science Fiction Scripts - Produced and Unproduced.

$10,000 will be awarded to the winner of the prize for produced work.

The writer of the best unproduced script will meet with, and have their script considered by, a leading genre producer - with all travel costs covered.


The 2014 John Hinde Award for Science Fiction is open for entrants and will now cater for both produced and unproduced works.

Thanks to a generous bequest from the legendary Australian film critic John Hinde, the Australian Writers Guild (AWG) presents the 2014 John Hinde Award for Science Fiction.

The purpose of the award is to encourage, reward and foster creativity in the development and showcasing of science fiction writing for feature film, short film, television, radio and interactive media.

This year’s John Hinde Award also aims to encourage the production of new, innovative and exciting work in the science fiction genre in Australia by providing an avenue for unproduced works to enter.

The Prize

  • A $10,000 cash prize will be going to the winner of the produced category.
  • The winning script of the unproduced category will be read by an experienced genre producer and the writer will be set up with a meeting with an industry professional hand-selected for the specific piece of work. Associated travel expenses will be covered by the AWG/John Hinde Bequest.


To encourage and promote Sci-Fi the way John Hinde intended the scope of eligible entries has been expanded. Subgenres and cross genre pieces will now be accepted and encouraged, from horror-hybrids or post-apocalypses – the AWG wants to see it!

To apply for the John Hinde Award, please submit the 2014 John Hinde Award Application Form. Submissions close 9am Monday 22nd September 2014.

Posted: September 10th, 2014

 Free End-of-2014 Subscriptions

As we lead into our 25-year birthday celebrations for Aurealis, we've decided to offer a FREE End-of-2014 subscription until 31 October. To get your free subscription to the last 3 issues of the year (Aurealis #74, #75 & #76), go to the Subscriptions Page.

Posted: September 4th, 2014

 How much do you love reading science fiction, fantasy and/or horror?

Aurealis is looking to expand its team of Readers.

If you love science fiction, fantasy and/or horror, feel you have a discerning eye for a good story, and would like to read and assess short story submissions to Aurealis, please contact our Submissions Manager, Adrik, at submissions <at> aurealis <dot> com <dot> au with your expression of interest by 22 August 2014.  Please include the titles of the three novels you last read, plus the titles of your favourite novel and your favourite short story and why they are your favourites in 50-100 words.


Posted: August 5th, 2014
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