Overview of Australian Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

For ConZealand Panel.

Australian Small Press

Read their stories, buy their work, and submit your work when submissions are open.

  • Canberra Science Fiction Guild (CSFG)

https://csfg.org.au

  • Twelfth Planet Press

http://www.twelfthplanetpress.com

  • Ticonderoga

http://ticonderogapublications.com/web/

  • IFWG Publishing Australia

https://ifwgpublishing.com

  • Cohesion Press

https://cohesionpress.com

  • Australasian Horror Writers Association: Midnight Echo Magazine

https://australasianhorror.com/midnight-echo/

  • Pantera Press

https://www.panterapress.com.au

  • Oscillate Widely Press

https://www.oscillatewildlypress.net

  • Black Beacon Books (French but with ties to Australia)

https://blackbeaconbooks.blogspot.com

  • Shooting Star Press

https://www.shootingstar.pub

  • Things In The Well

http://www.thingsinthewell.com

  • Odyssey Books

http://odysseybooks.com.au

  • Fablecroft

https://fablecroft.com/free-fablecroft-fiction/

Magazines

Read their stories, buy their work, and submit your work when submissions are open.

  • Aurealis
  • Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine (ASIM)
  • Antipodean SF
  • Midnight Echo Magazine

https://australasianhorror.com/midnight-echo/

  • Breach Magazine

https://www.breachzine.com/submissions

  • SQ Magazine – closed but still readable

https://sqmag.com

Podcasts and YouTubes

  • Galactic Chat

https://galactichat.podbean.com/

  • The Writer and The Critic

https://writerandcritic.podbean.com/

  • Kat Clay’s YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hOF2ZWYKzA

  • Tansy’s Sheep Might Fly

https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/sheep-might-fly/id1078564120

  • Galactic Suburbia

https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/galactic-suburbia/id360593761

Communities, Directories and Conventions

  • The Australian Spec Fic Snapshot — hundreds of interviews with writers

https://austsfsnapshot.wordpress.com/category/2020-snapshot/

  • Vision Writers (Brisbane critique group)
  • Continuum (Melbourne group and convention)
  • CSFG & Conflux (Canberra writers’ group and convention)
  • Swancon (Western Australian convention)
  • Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF)
  • Aussie Speculative Fiction Writers
  • Genrecon

Market News

  • Literarium

https://get.literarium.net/

  • Duotrope – not Australian but lists Australian markets

Awards

  • Aurealis Awards

https://aurealisawards.org/2020/03/25/2019-aurealis-awards-shortlist-announcement/

  • Ditmar Awards
  • Australian Shadows Awards

Big Publishers

  • Text
  • Penguin — open to submissions of SF & F for children but not adults
  • Allen & Unwin— Friday Pitch

This is just a start — there’s much more out there!

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