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 2007 results

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

First Place ($300)

David Campbell, VIC: “'Er Name's Doreen”

Second Place ($100)

Anna Beth McCormack, NSW: “Annabelle - a Melodrama”

Third Place

B. J. Stirling, NSW: “The Parable of the Talents”

Highly Commended

Josephine Mackechnie, VIC: “Titania Rules, O.K.?”

Allan Mackay, NSW: "Brad and the Muse"

Allan Mackay, NSW: "Einstein and the Cow"

Allan Mackay, NSW: "A Man of Substance"


Ross Duffy, SA: “The Clough Family”

Anna Beth McCormack, NSW: “Machine Man”

M. Ward, VIC: "Shoe Wars"

David Bentley, WA: “George”

Martin Lawrence, NSW: “Harry and the Vacubot”

There were 115 short stories in the competition, from 83 entrants.