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Peter Carey Short Story Award 2018 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2018 Peter Carey Short Story Award has been announced.

The six shortlisted stories are:

  • ‘Clearing’ (Alice Bishop)
  • ‘Fighting Season’ (Alison Martin)
  • ‘Being The Mother’ (Anne Casey)
  • ‘Flathead Out One Day’ (Ben Walter)
  • ‘Break Character’ (Chloe Wilson)
  • ‘Naamah’s Ark’ (Imbi Neeme).

Organised by the Moorabool Shire Council, the award is for stories between 2000-3000 words, and is open to all Australian residents. The winner receives $1000 and the runner-up receives $500 in prize money, with both stories to be published in the Spring 2018 edition of Meanjin.

Longlisted entries were judged blind by author Jane Rawson.

The winner and runner-up will be announced at a ceremony in Bacchus Marsh on 2 June, in conjunction with the Moorabool Young Writers’ Awards.

For more information, see the website.



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