Winners of the 2019 Short Story Competition
We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2019 Short Story Writing Competition. This year’s theme was Salt.
Again, we were lucky to have a talented panel of judges: Peninsula authors Garry Disher and Michelle Hamer; literary agent and YA specialist Danielle Binks; and the Publisher of Western Port News, Cameron McCullough.
We thank all the writers who entered their many wonderful stories, our wise judges, and our generous sponsors. Without you the competition would not take place!
The winning stories across the five categories are:
Adult Fiction—Judge, Garry Disher
Winner: The Salt-Lamp Seller by Mattias Mazza
Highly Commended: Salt by Tamara Carpenter
Adult Non Fiction—Judge, Cameron McCullough
Winner: An Old Salt’s Way to a Brighter Future by David Lloyd Wright
Highly Commended: Saltworks by Deline Skinner
Teens—Judge, Danielle Binks
Winner: The Sweetness of Salt by Adana Hulett
Primary Years—Judge, Michelle Hamer
Winner: Scales the Saltwater Crocodile by Hazel Mazza
Runner-up: Hope by Emma May-Konning
The winning stories are published in the September Edition of the Somers Paper Nautilus.
The competition was run with the support of our valued sponsors: Balnarring & District Community Branch of Bendigo Bank, Farrell’s Bookshop, Petersen’s Bookstore and the Western Port News.