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Margaret River Short Story Competition 2017 winner announced

Laura Elvery has won the 2017 Margaret River Short Story Competition for her story ‘Joiner Bay’.

Competition judge Ellen van Neerven described ‘Joiner Bay’ as a ‘tender story about running and suicide narrated by a school boy in a coastal community’. ‘The themes are explored with the sophistication needed and warm characterization,’ said van Neerven.

Else Fitzgerald came in second place with her story ‘Sheen’, a ‘sparkly science fiction story that asks questions about the crossroads of humanity and progress’, and Leslie Thiele was selected as the South West winner ‘Harbour Lights’, about ‘a young woman who finds the strength to push against the past’.

The stories were selected from 17 finalists.

Margaret River Press will publish the finalists’ work in an anthology in June.

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