The CSFG is reading for their new anthology, ‘Unnatural Order’:
The dragon on her hoard. The horror in its void. The word-spanning AI. The demon reaping souls. Too often fiction portrays the non-human as Other; as a threat to be destroyed, to be conquered… or to be “saved”, assimilated back into the teeming throngs of humanity.
Not this time. This time, it’s the non-humans’ turn. What is life like, to be imperfect. To observe humanity from without? What does it mean to be seen as horrific, to be rejected… and to overcome that? Or embrace it? To embrace it or reject it? And what does our love of these stories tell us can we, as human readers, learn from that about ourselves?
Unnatural Order is an anthology for strange days and grotesque beauty, as the monstrous seeps out from the dark, and makes the light its own.These r?heir site.
They’re after short fiction from Australian residents/ex-pats or CSFG members (I think that counts NZ folks, but best to check). Stories need to be on theme and up to 5,000 words. They’re paying $30 AUD (with hopeful increase depending on an upcoming Kickstarter funding round) and a contributor copy. Open ‘through October’, which I’m assuming means until Oct 31, 2019. Get writing!
Our listing here: https://literarium.net/market/csfg-publishing/unnatural-order