Short Story Competition Winners Announced

Our thanks to the writers all over Australia who took part in Bundaberg Writer’s 2012 short story competition.

The competition was judged by Meg Vann, author and researcher, creative writing tutor and Australian Writers’ Marketplace co-ordinator.

And the winning story’s are:

  1.  Charlie’s Horse –  Michelle Lopert (NSW)This disturbing and evocative story explores themes of power and belonging to great effect. The author establishes strong narrative interest from the first scene, and builds suspense through the unveiling of secrets and fears in a gripping context, all the way through to the satisfying and original climax.
  2. From the Island – Chris Cooper (NSW) An extremely moving story about illness and hope. The author evokes a strong emotional connection with the central character through the layering of engaging scenes from both the past and present. The ending moved me to tears.

Also worthy of note are Love is a Bitch, by Michelle Lopert (HC) and Of Mice and Milk Bottles by Deborah Galna (C)