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 2023 results

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

First Place ($334)

Wendy Wardell, WA: The Australian Diversity Sausage

Second Place ($83)

Linda McDermid, VIC: The Mattress

Third Place ($27)

Scott Hoffman, VIC: The Passing

Highly Commended

Michael Uniacke, VIC: Pride and What?

Margaret Harris, NSW: Brussels Sprouts

Tracey Zielinski, QLD: My Three Dog Poo Day


Luke Silvester, NSW: Marx and I

Jude Bridge, WA: The New Normal

James Cattell, VIC: Cosmic Cleansing

Heather Mackenzie, QLD: A Good Clue

There were 57 short stories in the competition, from 50 entrants.