Established in 1969 and based in Johannesburg, Science Fiction & Fantasy South Africa (SFFSA) is a club for fans of both science fiction and fantasy. Membership benefits include:

Monthly meetings 
Annual mini-conventions An extensive library
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NOVA Short story
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The Nova Short Story Competition is our annual competition for budding writers of science fiction and fantasy short stories. The competition is open for entry from April until 30 September annually. Winning entries, finalists and selected other entries are published in Probe.

2017 Nova Short Story Competition

This year, we will once again be offering critiques. They cost R25 each, are
completely optional, and comprise an intelligently collated paragraph or two
of comments made by our provisional judges.

Download entry forms here

The competition is co-sponsored  by Arthur Goldstuck of WorldWideWorx 

The Nova Short Story Competition FAQ can be found here.

Did you know?
The first short story competition was held in 1971. First prize was an awesome R15!
The winning entry, as judged by Arthur Bleksley, was Man Proposes by WG Lipsett.


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For more details, you are welcome to email the convenor of the Short Story Competition.

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