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The Stringybark Seven Deadly Sins Short Fiction Award 2012

Stringybark Stories has announced their latest short fiction competition and winners of the Stringybark Short Story Award 2011.

The Stringybark Seven Deadly Sins Short Fiction Award 2012

Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. Surely all good short stories must contain one of these elements? Here’s your chance to showcase your one or more of your deadly sins in the Stringybark Seven Deadly Sins Short Fiction Award 2012. Stringybark Stories is delighted to invite all writers to enter their best work in this entertaining competition The maximum word length of your story is 1500 words and it must relate to one of the sins. There is over A$600 in prizes available, cash, plus publication for place-getters and highly commended stories. There is an entry fee of $9.95 (discounts for multiple entries)

Closing date 10 June 2012. International entries warmly invited. Details: http://www.stringybarkstories.net

Results of the Stringybark Short Story Award 2011

On 14 February 2012, the judges announced the winning stories in the Stringybark Short Story Award 2011. From floods to dog clipping and from dingo hunting to romantic sailing, the winning entries are now available in a new anthology The Road Home. The book is named after the winning entry, The Road Home, by Victorian writer, Beverley Lello. The story explores the the emotions of the Great Australian road trip and its impact on the travellers.

Second place went to About Time by Kerry Cameron (NSW). What is life and what is death and when does one let go? These big issues are explored in this sensitive story.

The Strong Boy, the third-place getting story, by South Australian writer, John Scholz examines the meaning of courage and compassion in the context of a simple family fishing trip.

A full list of winner and place-getters can be found on our website: http://www.stringybarkstories.net

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