May 2013 Short Story Competition Winner

Congratulations to Rachael Mead for her short story Night Skyline, which has won the May short story competition (theme: small town setting).

Night Skyline shows the story of a Country Fire Service worker who attends a road accident.

Thank you to the other shortlisted writers and to everyone who entered a story.

The May short story competition is one in a series of three monthly short story competitions running in April, May and June. So you still have a chance to enter for June.

– a book pack (titles below) courtesy of Bloomsbury Australia
– feedback of 400-500 words on your story by Alison Booth

AuslanderOnce You Break a Knuckle: StoriesCanadaUnaccustomed EarthWaiting for SunriseUmbrellaTenth of DecemberSan Miguel


The fan fiction competitions for The Life and Times of Chester Lewis and for Possessing Freedom are also open to entries of 2000-4000 word stories until August 31. Each has a first prize of $2000 and entry costs $10 if you pay your entry before the end of June.


The Australian Literature Review

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5 Responses to May 2013 Short Story Competition Winner

  1. Tarran says:

    Congratulations Rachael!! You wrote a great story 😀

  2. Rachael Mead says:

    Thanks so much Tarran – I really liked The Old Jensen Place too. In fact the whole short list was damned impressive!

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