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

2015 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Shortlist
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2015 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Shortlist

We are excited to announce the 2015 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards shortlist. The announcement of the winners will take place at 6pm Thursday 17 December in the Main Hall at Gorman Arts Centre. More details about the event are here. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to admin@actwriters.org.au This year, we are also pleased to welcome … Continue reading

The Garden House, A Short Story by Alison O’Hara
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The Garden House, A Short Story by Alison O’Hara

Alison O’Hara’s short story, The Garden House, was shortlisted in the 2014 Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award. Read her piece below. Stay tuned for the publication of other shortlisted and winning entries in the coming weeks. They can be found here. She could tell straight away that the garden had once been loved. Tall natives straggled … Continue reading

The Loose Thread and the Sterile Needles, A Short Story by Cara Lennon
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The Loose Thread and the Sterile Needles, A Short Story by Cara Lennon

Cara Lennon’s story, The Loose Thread and the Sterile Needles, was shortlisted in the 2014 Marjorie Graber-McInnis Award. Read her piece below. Other shortlisted and winning entries will be published here in the coming weeks. I don’t usually keep a diary, but my encounters with Rory were so unusual, I feel the need to jot something down. I’m writing … Continue reading