It is our pleasure to announce that Susan McCreery’s winning short story has been selected for publication in Award Winning Australian Writing 2014.
The anthology will be launched on October 1 at The Wheeler Centre and will be available for purchase at Melbourne Books. This year’s collection will feature over fifty writers and competitions and is being supported by the Small Press Underground Networking Community (SPUNC).
Congratulations, Susan, for the inclusion of Angie’s Sparkle in this, the seventh edition of Award Winning Australian Writing.
Monday, June 2 – A quick note to advise those people waiting on receipts that they are in process and will be on their way to you shortly.
Tuesday, May 20 – WriteFest is over, and the names of the winner and runner up of the BWC Short Story Competition 2014 have been announced.
We are all at BWC tying up WriteFest’s loose ends at the moment, though our short story winners have been made aware of their success, and in due course Jo’s notes will be shared with all who entered. We need a little time to tie up the competition loose ends too.
In the meantime, for your elucidation:
Winner: Susan McCreery (NSW) for Angie’s Sparkle.
Runner Up: Beverley Lello (Victoria) for Tailwind.
The Short List included (in no particular order):
- Ian Laver (Qld) ~ Pulse
- Lin Forrester (NSW) ~ The Mark
- Jamie J Buchanan (WA) ~ Imagine This
- Beverley Lello (Victoria) ~ Tailwind.
- Tom Andrews (QLD) ~ The Child and the Bondi Islets
- Michelle Lopert (NSW) ~ Indian Snapshot
- Kerri Harris (QLD) ~ Sea Graves
- Carmel Lillis (Vic) ~ Day of the Deluge
- Susan McCreery (NSW) ~ Uninvited & Angie’s Sparkle
You’ll see there were actually ten stories, from nine writers.
Thank you all for your patience. As always, it’s been great fun.
Keep tuned in for more updates.
Saturday, April 12 – Second tier judging complete.
Nine stories have been chosen to go to final judging. Our judge this year is Jo Butler, one of Australia’s leading editors, lately senior fiction publisher with HarperCollins, and WriteFest Masterclass Presenter.
The Bundaberg Writers’ Club short story competition is a biennial event.
The 2014 competition is now open and closes on 15 March 2014.
Click BWCShortStoryComp.2014 to download your entry form.
A quick, humorous word from the late Kurt Vonnegut, one of the 20th Century’s favourite short story writers. Simple, but to the point. Most of all, relevant.