This year’s competition was one of the tightest so far, with 11 in the shortlisted for the Open category and only 1 point separating the first 3 entries! The Local category was of similar quality with very close scoring, and the Emerging will be decided between the top two entries – $2000 will be shared between the winners with all the shortlisted receiving a wonderful book pack from Harper Collins.

Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors listed below here in alphabetical order, the overall winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Presentation night on 13th October in Corryong – Don’t miss it!!! Book now!!!

Name Story Title Town State


Michelle Brock Blowing In The Wind Queanbeyan NSW
Judith Colquhoun Back to the Future Daylesford VIC
Jane McGown The Dare Turramurra NSW
Yvonne Mears The Matron of Vegetable Creek Mountain View NSW
Kate Rotherham Double Glazing Allan’s Flat VIC
Penny Sargeant Eternal Flame Yarra Glen Vic
Emily Shaw A Rural Detective Holbrook NSW
Debbie Stonehouse Fear Not Tomorrow Bundaberg QLD
Fiona Walker My Nim Gisborne VIC
Jacqeline Winn Like Mother Possum Brush NSW
Robyn Winter Poste Restante Eltham VIC


Melia Belcher The Driller’s Widow Corryong VIC
Diane Fagen New Beginnings Tooma NSW
Marilyn Hill Through The Love of A Horse Corryong Vic
Mary Linnestad A Haven For Anna Corryong VIC
Felicity McDonald The Stone Axe Mitta Mitta VIC
Alice McInnes Miss Magpie’s School Corryong VIC
Joan Sinclair My Mum Khancoban NSW
Chris Stuart Do you know Gadaffi? Corryong VIC
Bev Widdison A Camp Along The Bulloo Tumbarumba NSW
Bev Widdison Remembering Charlie Tumbarumba NSW


Lauren Fuge March and Everything After Salsburry East SA
Ainslee Hunter For The Better Bilambil Heights NSW