Judging of the 2018-19 EJ Brady short story competition is complete
The results are as follows (click on the story titles to download or read them online):
The $2000 Mallacoota Prize for a short story of less than 2500 words goes to Amanda O’Callaghan from Brisbane for her story The Ice 1867.
The $300 runner-up in the Mallacoota Prize for a short story of less than 2500 words goes to Terence Zhou from Sydney for his story Water Strider.
Other stories shortlisted for the Mallacoota Prize were: Unit K13 by Ellen Vickerman from Queensland and Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump by Dean Gessie from Ontario Canada.
The $500 Gabo Prize for a short story of less than 700 words goes to Kerrin O’Sullivan from Melbourne for her story Closer Further.
Other stories shortlisted for the Gabo Prize were The Dream of Partagas Emintine by Milena Cifali from Mallacoota, Sing a song of sixpence by David Campbell from Victoria, The Decision by Jo Mularczyk from New South Wales and Yellow Cake Justice by Roger Vickery from New South Wales.
The $1000 Betka Prize for a humorous short story goes to Neely Dunn from Mallacoota for his story Sortition.
Other stories shortlisted for the Betka Prize are Binary Illness by Miriam Smith from Victoria, When Pigs Cry by Paul Sutherland from Victoria, The Procedure by Kerry Lown Whalen from Queensland, Baked Beans and the Pulitzer Prize by Heather MacKenzie from Queensland, Dear Older Well Sprung Gentleman by Heather MacKenzie from Queensland, Rock’n’Roll at the Woolshed! by David Campbell from Victoria, Dedicated Legwork by Jeff Taylor from Waikato, New Zealand, Viral by Kate Molony from Victoria, War of the Reptiles by Shirley Fletcher from New South Wales and Raymond by James Mason from Noorinbee North Victoria
Thanks to all the writers who entered and our judging panel of Ketzia Wood, Jim Sakkas, Lynn Harwood, Rosy Morton, Sue Hines, Peter Gibson, Marie Connellan, Angus Buchanan, Miriam Riverlea and Rory Wood-Ingram for all the work they have put in.
Entry to the EJ Brady 2019-20 will open on 1 November 2019 and close on 28 February 2020.
The EJ Brady Short story competition is named in honour of local poet Edwin James Brady (1869-1952). The competition recognises Mallacoota’s long-standing literary and artistic traditions. Mr Brady’s accomplishments were rather varied. The Australian Dictionary of Biography lists his occupations as agricultural writer, auto biographer/memoirist, biographer, journalist, newspaper editor, poet, short story writer and socialist!