Congratulations to our 2017 winners

Short story judge Bruce Pascoe was very impressed with the standard of stories on the shortlist. Congratulations to all!

  • Winner: Anne Brinsden
  • Highly Commended: Cassie Hamer
  • Highly Commended: Jacinta Richards
  • Commended: Catherine Deery
  • Commended: Susan Bennett

Click on the stories below to read what rose to our judges attention.

2017 Shortlist

Congratulations to the following authors whose stories have been shortlisted from 137 entries:

  • Catherine Deery of Wendouree VIC, Looking After
  • Jacinta Richards of Elwood VIC, Fish Tales
  • Cassie Hamer of Queens Park NSW, Total Eclipse
  • Alice Bishop of Hawthorn VIC, Clearing
  • Cally Black of Oakleigh VIC, Over-Shadowed
  • Susan Bennett of Warragul VIC, Tidy Town
  • Susan Bennett of Warragul VIC, Night Shift
  • Jenni Mazaraki of Greensborough VIC, The Phone Call
  • Pippa Kay of Sydney NSW, In the Shadows
  • Anne Brinsden of Yarraville VIC, Amber Shadow

Read the winning stories in past competitions here