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

Autobiography & Fiction: The Intrinsic Link
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Autobiography & Fiction: The Intrinsic Link

Essayist-in-residence, Kabu Okai-Davies, explores how  the author’s “self” is always integrated into fiction. In reflecting on my career as an author, autobiographical writing has always been the substance of my literature. However, there is an ambivalent attitude and misunderstanding amongst those who perceive autobiographical-based fiction as not being grounded within the genre of literary fiction. … Continue reading

Q&A with Frances Chapman: 2014 HARDCOPY Alumnus
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Q&A with Frances Chapman: 2014 HARDCOPY Alumnus

HARDCOPY is a unique, national professional development program run by the ACT Writers Centre that helps build the capacities, aptitudes and resources committed Australian writers need in order to reach their potential. In 2014, the program debuted with 30 emerging fiction writers who were enthusiastic about their projects, and embraced the opportunities the program provided. … 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

2015 Winning Story – Frugal Feast Writing Prize
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2015 Winning Story – Frugal Feast Writing Prize

Congratulations to Pip Marks, winner of the 2015 Frugal Feast Writing Prize, run by our friends at YWCA Canberra. Each year YWCA Canberra raise funds in their Frugal Feast campaign, to distribute food hampers and donate groceries to locals in need over the festive season. As part of this campaign a special writing competition was born to get the community … Continue reading