I run the Best of Times Short Story Competitions twice a year; once in Autumn and once in Spring. I advertise them to writers' groups and on Facebook. - C. A. Broadribb.

The Best of Times Short Story Competition

Autumn 2011 results

Note: stories are available for reading only where the authors have given permission.

First Place ($200)

Dean Briggs, NSW: "Hello Again From the Grumbles Clan"

Second Place ($50)

Jim Murphy, VIC: "Hildegard Wool-Ball"

Third Place ($25)

Ross Kinnish, VIC: "A Problem of Knightly Proportions"

Highly Commended

Harold Mally, NSW: "The Magical Leaking Wiki"

Ingrid Banwell, NSW: "Jasmine and Arrghbleck"

Kate Williams, QLD: "The Word Collector"

Janice Williams, VIC: "The Gap in the Fence"


Steven Gepp, SA: "Primitive Religious Practices"

David Campbell, VIC: “The Naked Robot”

Janeen Samuel, VIC: "House Swap"

Neil McInnes, NSW: "A Curious Kinship"

Peter Lingard, VIC: "In Praise of Gallus Gallus"

There were 61 short stories in the competition, from 51 entrants.