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Thursday, May 08, 2014

from Margaret River Press

Twenty four stories selected from entries to the annual Margaret River Short Story Competition make up this year's collection- The Trouble With Flying and other stories.  Apart from numerous new writers, the competition has developed a following of accomplished short story writers, many of whom have won local, national and international awards and have been published in highly regarded collections such as The Best Australian Storiesand in respected journals such as Island, Overland and Australian Book Review. Self-described ‘fledgling’ writer from Sydney, Ruth Wyer, is the winner of this year’s competition for her story, 'The Trouble with Flying'.  The second prize story, 'Dying', is by accomplished Western Australia short story writer, Bindy Pritchard. The South West Prize for the best story from a South West resident is awarded to Rachelle Rechichi for her story 'My House.'
And Other News
We are delighted that Christine Piper who won the second prize in the 2012 Margaret River Short Story Competition has received The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award 2015.  The Award is Australia's richest and most prestigious award for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of thirty-five.  After Darkness tells the story of a Japanese doctor arrested in Australia and sent to an internment camp in South Australia during the war.  Find out more.  Christine's story 'Stranded' appears in our collection, Things that are found in Trees & other stories.

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