The top 33 stories selected by the judges Peter Goldsworthy and Maria Takolander. This anthology contains eclectic, quirky pieces, quiet and reflective personal stories, short and long works, entertaining and sombre writings. The Newcastle Short Story Award is a must for short story fans and writers wishing to read the most contemporary works in the field.
1st prize: Alison Kelly 'The Blink Response'
2nd prize: Brianna Bullen 'Abstracted Within Picasso'
3rd prize: Peter Newall 'The Yellow Wasp'
Melisabeth Cooper Fell 'How to Cure a Cat's Anxiety'
Angus Gaunt 'The Names of Things'
Ruth Wyer 'Mary-Kate's First Kiss'