Readers & Writers 2014 Short Story Comp Results

Open:
1st prize: Ruth Wyer [NSW], The trouble with flying
2nd prize: Bindy Pritchard [WA], Dying
Highly commended: Cassie Hamer [NSW], The life in her hands
Isabelle Li [NSW], Red saffron
Susan McCreery [NSW], Now, Voyager
Francesca Sasnaitis [Vic], Summerlands
Mark Smith [Vic], Butcher’s Creek

South West prize: Rachelle Rechichi, My house
Highly commended: Leanne Browning, Woman on a wire
Leslie Thiele, Catching trains to Frankston

All of these stories, as well as those listed below, will be included in the 2014 Anthology, The Trouble with Flying and Other Stories, to be published by Margaret River Press and launched at this year’s Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival. Prizes will be awarded on the opening night of the festival, Friday 16th May at the Margaret River Cultural Centre.

Linda Brucesmith [Qld], Bedtime story
Peter Curry-Jones [WA], Firestick farmer
Kate Rotherham [Vic], Potholes
Kathy George [Qld], Walking the dog
Kristen Levitzke [WA], Dot’s garden
Melanie Kinsman [SA], A paper woman
Paulette Gittins [Vic], Chef’s special
Glen Hunting [WA], Martha and the Lesters
Wes Lee [NZ], The gloaming
Rosie Barter [WA], Grasping for the moon
Melanie Napthine [Vic], Tear along the dotted lines
Zacharey Jane [NSW], Amelia is gone
Lauren Foley [SA], Squiggly arse crack
Claire Aman [NSW], Zone of confidence

Congratulations and thanks to everyone that entered. Don’t forget to come to the Readers and Writers Festival to hear the winners, judges, publishers and short story experts talk about writing!