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The Stringybark Open Theme Short Story Award 2022

Entries close 13 February 2022

Stringybark Stories invites entries in its 37th short story competition.  The story must be a maximum of 1500 words and designed to excite the judges.

Stringybark is looking for great short stories under any them. The two rules are:

  1.  It must be written by a person over the age of 16
  2. It must have a link, no matter how tenuous, to Australia.  It could be a mention of a Vegemite sandwich, or the fact that Australia is the world’s biggest exporter of climate-destroying coal. The story could be set in Australia or have an Australian in it. Anything really. Your choice!

    The prize pool is over $1000 in cash and books. Stringybark Publishing is the sponsor.

Details: http://www.stringybarkstories.net

Hayley Young – Monster Hunters

Winner of The Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2021
Published in e-book format by Clan Destine Press, Scarlet Stiletto The Thirteenth Cut

 Canberra writer Hayley Young was the winner of the 2021 Scarlet Stiletto short crime story writing competition. This is a prestigious win, the competition attracting hundreds of entries each year from seasoned crime writers – in 2021 there were158 entries and a prize pool of $10,1000 was on offer.

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Peter Rodgers – Life, Death and Other Distractions

Ginninderra Press, Australia, 2021

With his previous book Beethoven’s Tenth (self published, 2021), Peter Rodgers has proved himself to be both an astute observer of human nature and contemporary society and a highly skilled and entertaining writer.

This second publication for 2021 reveals the same keen eye and an often wry view of the world around him, but also a practised hand in the art of short story writing. The medium requires discipline in self-editing, precision in the choice of vocabulary and the capacity to quickly and deftly build character.

Peter Rodgers talks about Life, Death and other Distractions
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