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

Spring 2015 results

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

First Place ($500)

Heather MacKenzie, QLD: "Murder by the Sea"

Second Place ($100)

Pam Riessen, WA: "A Humorous Interlude?"

Third Place

Geoff Covey, QLD: "Three Billy Goats"

Highly Commended

Irena Sprey, QLD: "Goldilocks - A Cautionary Tale for Bears"

Jack Jupita, WA: "Space Coffee"

Edward Burger, VIC: "The Gift Horse"


Rose Ransom, SA: "The Bull, the Judge, and I"

John Pitman, WA: “To Coin a Phrase”

Edward Burger, VIC: "Because It Feels Good"

Simon Vasarelli, VIC: “Look at the White Boy”

There were 66 short stories in the competition, from 52 entrants.