I had an amazing day in Bacchus Marsh, where I was lucky enough to win the Peter Carey Short Story Award. Apart from the obvious shock and delight of winning, getting to drink a beer with the judge, Nic, and the award organizers, Wayne & Jem (excellent writers themselves), was a real pleasure. The Shire mayor even invited me to come to his place for a writer’s retreat!
My story, ‘Let’s Talk Trojan Bee’, will be published in the spring 2019 issue of Meanjin, alongside Paige Clark’s story, ‘Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’, which sounds amazing.
Big thank you again to the organizers and everyone else I met down in Moorabool Shire.
Writers: make sure you enter this comp next year!!
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Haha, thanks Sean! Getting it through the airport on the way home was interesting…
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