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Peter Carey Short Story Award 2019 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2019 Peter Carey Short Story Award has been announced.

The shortlisted stories are:

  • ‘Elisabeth Kubler Ross’ by Paige Clark
  • ‘Place, Lost’ by Laura Elvery
  • ‘Sketch in Room 16, Ward 4 East’ by Jocelyn Richardson
  • ‘If there are Zebra Finches’ by Claire Aman
  • ‘Long Road: Becoming’ by Mykaela Saunders
  • ‘Let’s Talk Trojan Bee’ by Alex Cothren.

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 2019 edition of Meanjin.

Judge Nic Low selected the shortlist from a longlist announced earlier this month.

The winner and runner-up will be announced at the Lerderderg Library on 1 June, in conjunction with the Moorabool Young Writers’ Awards.

For more information, see the website.


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