speculative fiction

A new award for middle grade fantasy and science fiction authors.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Every year
Submission Information
Submissions via email. More information on website.
Tips & General Information
You must be a current SCBWI member when your work is submitted and when the award is announced. You may not have works published, or under contract, with a traditional publishing house. Pre-published and self-published authors are eligible.

Brisbane’s oldest speculative fiction writers group, Vision writers was founded by Marianne de Pierres and Rowena Cory Daniells in 1996. The group’s primary goal is the critiquing of fiction with the intent of improving not only the piece in question but also honing the writer’s talent as well. We love new members! Anyone from Brisbane and its surrounding area can join (we have members from the Redlands and Ipswich as well – if you’re willing to trek to the meeting we’re happy to have you).

Meeting Room 1.9, Brisbane Square LIbrary, 266 George Street BRISBANE QLD 4000
Meets on the first Sunday of each month from 11am-2pm, February through to November. Please note: meetings will be online until further notice.

Talem Press is a new publisher of fantasy books, and is an imprint of Writer’s Edit Press. Talem Press is a completely independent, Sydney-based house. Talem believes in the life-changing potential of stories, and everything they publish seeks to provide inspiration, and escape. The editors are particularly passionate about unlikely heroines, mysterious magic and out-of-this-world story-telling. Submissions will be open for a period of three months (July 12 – October 12).