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 2017 results

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

First Place ($500)

Sophie Myers, QLD: Nice to Meet Me

Second Place ($100)

Heather MacKenzie, QLD: Murder Most Foul

Third Place

Andrea Wilk, VIC: Riding in Cars With Clarks

Highly Commended

Geoff Covey, QLD: Through the Woods to Grandma's House

Tony King, NSW: Is the Bagpipe a Musical Instrument?

Heather MacKenzie, QLD: Anything is Possible


Jim Brigginshaw, NSW: The Shakespeare Connection

Margaret Anderson, WA: The Big Beetroot Caper

Vikki Bye, VIC: Once Upon a Time - Whatever!

Douglas Hamilton, NSW: A Franchise Affair

There were 85 short stories in the competition, from 68 entrants.