Action (Bus Route 2), a poem by Sarah Rice
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Action (Bus Route 2), a poem by Sarah Rice

Sarah Rice’s poem, Action (Bus Route 2) was Highly Commended for the 2015 Michael Thwaites Poetry Award. This poem was described by judge, Melinda Smith as “A personable, compassionate meditation on having and not-having with some sharply observed moments”.  Action (Bus Route 2) There’s someone living in my bus stop two bikes three bags and … Continue reading

Torvald’s Year, A Short Story by C.H. Pearce
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Torvald’s Year, A Short Story by C.H. Pearce

C.H. Pearce’s short story, Torvald’s Year, won the 2015 Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award.

“This account of how poor Torvald struggles to escape his wretched life below ground is a superb example of speculative fiction. It plunges the reader straight into a dystopian world of ‘suffering’ without any of those explanations and technological details which would detract from the story.” (Judge, Maureen Bettle). Continue reading

Winter evening on the Monaro, a Poem by Laurence de B Anderson
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Winter evening on the Monaro, a Poem by Laurence de B Anderson

Laurence de B Anderson received a Highly Commended prize in the 2015 Michael Thwaites Poetry Award for his poem, Winter evening on the Monaro. Judge, Melinda Smith described it as: “a lyrical, mysterious exploration of landscape and light”. Laurence’s  poem is published below.  Cloud-light shivers the crow to louvred grey. Riding the fence, he sleeks … Continue reading

Now and Then, A Short Story by Jennifer Hand
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Now and Then, A Short Story by Jennifer Hand

Jennifer Hand’s short story, Now and Then, was highly commended in the 2015 Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award. “Subtle and understated, this double portrait brings together a young woman with her older self in the mundane setting of a supermarket” (Judge, Maureen Bettle). Read Jennifer’s piece below and stay tuned for more winners and shortlisted stories … Continue reading