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 2007 results

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

First Place ($300)

Kaye Watson, VIC: “The Effortlessness of Being”

Second Place ($100)

Jo Hamlet, WA: “The Pink Teddy and the Dead Body”

Third Place

Daan Spijer, VIC: “Don't Trifle With the Law”

Highly Commended

Steve Mitchell, VIC: “Re-entry”

Janeen Samuel, VIC: "The Envelope"

John Clanchy, ACT: "Talking to Anyone Can be a Comfort"

David Campbell, VIC: "Ozzie"


Christine Tapper, WA: “La Mare”

Jim Murphy, VIC: “Venus and Me”

Ross Duffy, SA: "An Uncommon Plea"

David Cohen, VIC: “The Man Next Door”

Ross Duffy, SA: "The Demon Booze"

There were 86 short stories in the competition, from 73 entrants.