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June 2013 Short Story Competition Winner

Congratulations to Thea Adams for her short story Footsteps In The Sand, which has won the June short story competition (theme: mystery or detective). Footsteps In The Sand shows the story of a girl, living with her father in a lighthouse, who investigates a strange occurence. … Continue reading

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June 2013 Short Story Competition Shortlist

Congratulations to authors of the following stories, which have been shortlisted for the June short story competition (theme: detective or mystery): Murder At Beaumont Manor by Jo Hart Below The Deck by Reena Mukherjee Adult Activities: A Tale Of Domestic Detection by Rae … Continue reading

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Short Story Competition – June 2013 – Theme: Mystery or Detective

The Australian Literature Review has been running monthly short story competitions for April, May and June. The theme for June is: Mystery or Detective Stories should have a strong mystery element with clear stakes for the characters, and this mystery could be pursued by an everyday character or a … Continue reading

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May 2013 Short Story Competition Shortlist

Congratulations to authors of the following stories, which have been shortlisted for the May short story competition (theme: small town setting): Night Skyline by Rachael Mead This Must Be The Place by Kris Cerneka The Old Jenson Place by Tarran Jones The Man Of Black by … Continue reading

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The Falls, by Rachel Sanderson (short story)

They planned for weeks, in those few moments each day when they knew they would not be overheard. They tried to prepare for all possible dangers but the boy had not been one of them. The boy was chance, unforseen. … Continue reading

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Rhiannon Hart – Author Interview

You have two stories in the integrated short story collection, Possessing Freedom. Without giving plot spoilers, what can readers look forward to in your two stories? I write the part of Emma, a fifteen-year-old schoolgirl who can see ghosts and … Continue reading

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Nov 2011 Short Story Comp Winner

Congratulations to everyone who had their story shortlisted for the AusLit November 2011 Short Story Comp (Murder). I hope you all had fun and that the shortlisted writers find lots of new readers and maybe some new friends through participating … Continue reading

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November Short Story Comp (Murder) Shortlist

The shortlist for the November short story comp is as follows: The Long View, by Michael Grey Truth Is, by Ross Watkins God Was Wrong, by Geoff Lambert Ice Cream, by Yin Mice of the State, by Talia Walker The … Continue reading

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Truth Is, by Ross Watkins

Truth is I was on the highway when this diamond come sparkin on my windshield and then it done grew into a girl bout seventeen or so with a pack on her back and a thumb stuck out pointin down … Continue reading

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October Short Story Comp (Espionage and Deceit) Shortlist

The shortlist for the October short story comp is as follows: Farewell, the Sea, by Megan McGrath Desperation, by Ashleigh Andrade The Twitching of Curtains, by Reena Mukherjee The Pin Tray, by Margot McCamley The October short story comp is … Continue reading

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