Margaret River Press have announced the winners and the shortlist of the 2016 Margaret River Press Short Story Competition.
The South West Prize, sponsored by Edith Cowan University (Bunbury), has been awarded to WA-based writer Phil Sparrow for his story 'Theo'. Phil is an Aid and Development Consultant who has worked extensively in Afghanistan with refugees, disaster victims, drug addicts, victims of trafficking and other disadvantaged people. His book ‘From Under a Leaky Roof: Afghan refugees in Australia’ was published by Fremantle Press in 2005. Phil will be speaking at the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival in June.
The winner of the 2016 Margaret River Press Short Story Competition goes to NSW-based writer Jo Riccioni for her story 'Shibboleth' and the second place prize has been awarded to Magdalena McGuire for her story, ‘It Used To Be A Boyd’.
Congratulation to the winners and to everyone who entered this year’s competition. It was pleasing to see a strong WA representation and a range of established and emerging short story writers on the shortlist.
Shibboleth & other stories will be released in August 2016.
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