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The 'Dog Eat Dog' Short Story Award is

NOW OPEN

THIRD PRIZE


Sussex Street Skins, 1986

by

James Angus Bond

The Stringybark Times Past Short Story Award 2016

FIRST PRIZE


Longing for Solitude

by

Richard Harvie

"Commandant Patrick Logan, that bloody, cruel man, was alone. Alone at last. Beautifully and thoroughly alone. Alone in that empty heat-shimmering land that stretched endlessly and emptily away from him, drawing him ever onwards into its embrace, gently leading him away from a people he could hardly call his anymore. A soul and body scarred by war and heavy responsibility bore grim testimony to the fruits of loyalty and service."

— from "Longing for Solitude" by Richard Harvie


Thirty award-winning stories fill this entertaining book. Written by Australian and international authors these stories explore Australian history from the arrival of the British to contemporary events. Each story is based upon a real episode in Australia's past. There is no better way to discover that history is not dead kings and queens and musty, dusty collections of forgettable dates. These award-winning stories bring history to life.

HIGHLY COMMENDED


Barley Water and Condensed Milk — Michael Wilkinson • Captain Martin's Elephant — Robin Archbold • An Aislings Beach Tragedy — Kathryn Vincent • Black Mist — David Slade • Dawn's Icy Fingers — Vickie Walker • The Murder of Owen Owens — Christine Childs • Thallium and Cupcakes — Gillian Brown • Second Chance — Debra Booth • The Cuts — Warwick Newnham • The Four-eyed God — Sally Rhyanen • Swimming the Mob — Rebecca Byrne • Petrov's Wife — Jenny Peters • Do Ghosts Have Freckles? — Kathy Childs • The Spotter's Sketch — Greg Bartlett • I'm not Trim — Margot Ogilvie • Click Go the Shears — Anne Tavares • The Stripper — Alex Reece Abbott • First Flight — Stephen Knox • Against the Order of Nature — Michael Wilkinson • Myall Creek — Megan Wallens • A Far Place — Linda Ruth Brooks • Collision Course — Linda Brandon • Dave and Doug Went to War — Eileen M Williams • Released — Kym Iliff-Reynolds • It's Just Not Cricket — Julie Davies • The Square Tin — Roger Wheatley


Multiple copy discount

Competition Closed: 31 July 2016


83 entries.  $1024 in prizes.

Judges:Maree Teychenné, Bradley Baker, Rees Campbell and David Vernon

Editor: David Vernon

Cover designer: Michael Vernon

Cover photographer: Sandid

Ausralian printer: Kainos Print

30 published stories.  One e-book and printed anthology, Longing for Solitude


Edited by David Vernon, e-book and paperback, Stringybark Publishing,

ISBN: 978-0-9925759-5-3


$14.95 includes postage within Australia.  Discounts for multiple purchases.  Please enquire for international orders.

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SECOND PRIZE


Allied Warship, Enemy Aircraft

by

Pamela Jeffs


The Long Straw

by

Eugenie Pusenjak