The Mallacoota Arts Council is pleased to announce 

The EJ Brady Short Story Competition winners for 2012.


The E J Brady short story competition

 

2012 results.


Major Short Story Category:

 

The winner of the $1500 first prize is:

Milk for India by Mark Smith of Anglesea Vic.

I have been writing stories for years but have only begun submitting them to competitions and journals in the past couple of years. I have been lucky enough to have had stories published in Offset, Headspring, Visible Ink, Mascara Literary Review and the Geelong Writers' Anthology 2013. Milk for India will also be published in Award Winning Australian Writing 2013 by Melbourne Books. I have entered the E J Brady a couple of times and I am very honoured to have won it this year. Milk For India is loosely based on childhood experiences in Bayside Mentone, Victoria. Domestic violence is never an easy topic to write about but even as a child I was aware of the impact it had on our community.

 

 


Read "Milk for India" here

 

The runner-up winning $200 is:

Rapture of the Deep by Nicole Graham of Moorabbin Vic.

I have always loved writing and, as far back as I can remember, have been writing stories and poems and plays for friends and family. After having two children I decided to see if I could expand my audience and enrolled in a writing course. So far I have been very fortunate, winning first place and best local entry in the 2010 Boroondara Literary Awards and now second prize in the E.J. Brady short story competition. This particular story is inspired by the two years I spent living in far north Queensland, the fishermen I knew and, in particular, the father of my children.
I currently write for various websites including Weekend Notes and Mothers Group Magazine

 

 


 

Read "Rapture of the Deep" here


Very Short Story Category:

 

The winner of the $500 prize is:

ON by Jacqui Winn of Possum Brush NSW.

 

Jacqueline Winn is the author of two collections of award-winning short stories published by Ginninderra Press.

Jacqui lives with her husband Brian on a farm at Possum Brush on the east coast of Australia, where they have planted dozens of fruit and nut trees as well as a thriving vegetable garden. They also have a motley assortment of chickens, a fine herd of Hereford cattle, some Boer goats and an alpaca called Big Al.

Jacqui has two children, Paul and Lisa, and three grandsons, Joel, Nathan and Luke.

In 1999, Jacqui began writing short stories. Many of her stories have won awards and have been published in anthologies and literary magazines in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and UK.

As well as acting and writing scripts for stage, television and short film, Jacqui has produced several of her own plays for the stage and has been involved in the production of short films. Over the past ten years she has trained several drama groups and has run workshops on acting and scriptwriting.Jacqueline Winn is the author of two collections of award-winning short stories published by Ginninderra Press.

Jacqui lives with her husband Brian on a farm at Possum Brush on the east coast of Australia, where they have planted dozens of fruit and nut trees as well as a thriving vegetable garden. They also have a motley assortment of chickens, a fine herd of Hereford cattle, some Boer goats and an alpaca called Big Al.

Jacqui has two children, Paul and Lisa, and three grandsons, Joel, Nathan and Luke.

In 1999, Jacqui began writing short stories. Many of her stories have won awards and have been published in anthologies and literary magazines in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and UK.

As well as acting and writing scripts for stage, television and short film, Jacqui has produced several of her own plays for the stage and has been involved in the production of short films. Over the past ten years she has trained several drama groups and has run workshops on acting and scriptwriting.

 


 

Read "On" here


Youth Short Story Category:

 

The winner of the $200 prize is:

'Genome' by Phillip Fenn of Mallacoota Vic.

 

Philip is a high school student who can be found playing bass  in a local band or gaming furiously with his friends.  His ambition in life is to go to Mars and take up fishing there.

 


 

Read "Genome" here