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 2016 results

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

First Place ($400)

Greg Southwell, ACT: "The Journal of Count Malevolent"

Second Place ($100)

Liane Young, NSW: "Brkup by Txt"

Third Place

Heather MacKenzie, QLD: "A Very Smithy Christmas to You"

Highly Commended

Rob Walker, SA: "The Beefmaster"

Michelle Rule, WA: "Don't Eat the Cookies"

Kate McManus, ACT: "The Lost Letter of Valentinus"


Karen Lethlean, NSW: "Bum Joke"

Mike Woodhouse, NSW: “Mateship”

Judith A Green, VIC: "The Sequel to Happily Ever After"

Joanna Nell, NSW: “The Widower”

There were 58 short stories in the competition, from 53 entrants.