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

The Best of Times Short Story Competition

Spring 2017 results

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

First Place ($300)

R.J. Viski, NSW: A Complex Relationship

Second Place ($100)

Doug Hamilton, VIC: The Inner Temple

Third Place

Jim Brigginshaw, NSW: Keeper of the Keg

Highly Commended

Andrea Wilk, VIC: The Christmas Letter

Jane Ireland, QLD: Stage Fright

Andrea Wilk, VIC: My Bucket List


Leonie Crowden, TAS: Let Sleeping Cats Lie

Ray Scott, VIC: Bureaucracy Rules

Valda Brown, NSW: A Kiss Without a Moustache

Jordan Nyhouse, VIC: You Believe Me, Don't You?

There were 51 short stories in the competition, from 45 entrants.