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 2019 results

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

First Place ($400)

Heather MacKenzie, QLD: Mending Fences

Second Place ($100)

Phillip Derone, NSW: Culinary Capers

Third Place

Jim Brigginshaw, NSW: The Mobile Beauty Parlour

Highly Commended

Brenn Hislop, WA: Self-Help Books Don't Help

Janeen Samuel, VIC: There is no Rhyme for Orange (and Not Much Reason Either)

Alan Cornell, VIC: A Circular Christmas


Enid Joy Collen, QLD: Mr Huntley

Janeen Samuel, VIC: Hunger Strike

Sue Clayton, NSW: Jeans to Die For

Diana Reid, NSW: Namesake

There were 60 short stories in the competition, from 48 entrants.