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 2010 results

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

First Place ($250)

John Revington, NSW: "The Hole in the Doughnut"

Second Place ($70)

Janeen Samuel, VIC: "Aunt Clarissa's Legacy"

Third Place ($50)

Geoffrey Stevens (penname), SA: "Australian Love Rites"

Highly Commended

Deirdre Oliver, VIC: "Taffeta”

Judy Evans, WA: "Black Sunday"

Vicky Daddo, VIC: "Nieve La Blanca"

Jo Hamlet, WA: "Perspicacity"


Col Meyers, TAS: "The Innocent Mariner"

Barry Rosenberg, QLD: “So Beyond Ham, It's Almost Kosher”

Christine Tapper, WA: "Trials of a Trainee Godmother"

Deirdre Oliver, VIC: "Flat-Line”

P.S. Cottier, ACT: "The Foundation for Minor Ailments"

There were 98 short stories in the competition, from 78 entrants.