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 2020 results

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

First Place ($400)

David Vernon, ACT: Wiped Out

Second Place ($100)

Jeff Taylor, NZ: Bad Skin Day

Third Place

Kerry James, VIC: How Exciting It Must Be to Travel Like You Do

Highly Commended

Tony Cartwright, NSW: My Yoda's Got Blue Eyes

Geoff Covey, QLD: In Darkest Africa

Alan Hewett, VIC:
Manners Maketh the Man


Sue Clayton, NSW: A Fine Malt

Heather MacKenzie, QLD: Moondance

Edward Burger, VIC: He Who Has Butter on His Head

Geoff Covey, QLD: Christmas Peace, Joy and Brussels Sprouts to All Men!

There were 61 short stories in the competition, from 47 entrants.