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2023 Newcastle Short Story Award Anthology

The 2023 Newcastle Short Story Award anthology, skilfully edited by Winnie Dunn, 2023 Judge and General Manager of Sweatshop Literacy Movement, features the the complete shortlisted stories from the 2023 competition. This collection represents the finest examples of Australian short stories.

Contributing (Shortlisted) Writers: Russell Anderson, Emma Bjorndahl, Averil Bones, Meghalee Bose, Adam Brannigan, Janet Brenkman Williams, Grace Buckley, Abigayle Carmody, Courtney Collins, Stephanie Meegan Davies, Alison Davis, Philip Enchelmaier, Phillip Everett, Melissa Forge, Patrick Cruz Forrest, Shane and Bronwyn Frost, Stephanie Holm, Denise Kirby, Jessie Lambert, Susan McCreery, Steven Moriarty, Kate O’Connor, Ellen Rodger, Simone Schwarz, William Stanforth, Louana Sutcliffe, Natalie A. Vella, Meighan Williams, Ingrid Woodrow.

Cover image by Sarah Gentle.

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Annual Competition Publications

Newcastle Short Story Award

Featuring short stories by
Australian writers.

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Grieve

Featuring over 100 Australian poets,
essayists and story writers.

Buy 10th Anniversary Edition:
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Newcastle Poetry Prize

Featuring poems by
Australian poets.

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Special Edition Publications

where the fairy tales go

A collection of poems and short stories by members of the Hunter Writers’ Centre.

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Slippery, Slimy,
Feathered and Furred

A junior fiction anthology featuring 14 tales about endangered animals that will raise awareness and promote action in our youngest citizens to help protect vulnerable Australian wildlife.

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Memory
in Lockdown

Twenty-two pieces of creative nonfiction (memoir, family history, personal essay, travel narrative) written by Newcastle and Hunter writers, produced during COVID-19.

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Story Hunters
Vol 1

This first anthology written and compiled by members of Hunter Writers’ Centre’s speculative fiction group,
The Story Hunters.

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Story Hunters
Vol 2

Seventeen stories within run the gamut of speculative fiction.

Written by Story Hunters, a Hunter Writers’ Centre writing group.

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