Welcome to the official website for Speculative Fiction New Zealand.

SpecFicNZ is the association for creators, writers and editors of fantasy, science fiction and horror in or from New Zealand. The organisation was founded in March 2009 to build a community focused on the promotion and proliferation of all aspects of the speculative fiction genre in this country.

SpecFicNZ has many features for members:

  • Networking online and in person with writers, artists and publishing professionals
  • A critique group for writers
  • Advocating for speculative fiction in New Zealand, and for kiwi spec fic abroad
  • Resources and information for New Zealand writers and publishers
  • Exclusive writing competitions, with prizes such as books, cash, opportunities for your work to be reviewed by publishers or professional publication
  • Regular giveaways of books and writerly swag

We welcome new members. Find out more about membership here, or join now!

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Recent Posts

Steam Press Writing Contest

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Steam Press Short SF Story Competition

Steam Press, renowned for titles such as Mansfield with Monsters, The Prince of Soul and the LighthouseWind City, The Factory World,  DownMind and others, has been acquired by Eunoia Publishing.

Steam Press will continue to publish speculative fiction.

To celebrate Eunoia acquiring the company, Steam Press is running an international science fiction short story writing competition, with a prize of $USD500.00.

Entries must be 1000–1500 words, and should be science fiction, not fantasy. For more details and to submit your short stories go to: http://www.steampress.co.nz.

We wish you good luck.


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