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 2016 results

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

First Place ($400)

Rananda Rich, NSW: "Wedding Crashers"

Second Place ($100)

Mark Fowler, SA: "Dweeble - A Space Oddity"

Third Place

Rachel Kirk, ACT: "Justice For John Dark"

Highly Commended

Nan Doyle, NSW: "Little Arrows"

Valda Brown, NSW: "Bug Parts"

Tara Marlow, NSW: "The Wolf in Central Park"


Gregory Joass, WA: "Uncle Al and the Mormons"

Robyn Osborne, QLD: “The Workin' Dog”

Shaun Thompson, NSW: "Next Counter Please"

Natalie J. Barlow, NSW: “Living With A Craftaholic”

There were 60 short stories in the competition, from 47 entrants.