What do our judges look for in a short story?

What do our judges look for in a short story?

Tuesday 2 June 2020

Kate Rotherham and Lucy Treloar shared some great insights, resources and suggestions for developing the art of short story writing when they sat down in conversation on Thursday 28 May.

Short story collections referred to by Kate and Lucy included:

  • Josephine Rowe, Here Until August, Tarcutta Wake, How A Moth Becomes a Boat
  • Jennifer Down, Pulse Points
  • Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge (a short story collection as well as a novel!) and Olive Again
  • Denis Johnson, Jesus’ Son, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden
  • Cate Kennedy, Dark Roots, Like A House On Fire
  • Tim Winton, Minimum of Two, The Turning, Scission and other stories
  • Paddy O’Reilly, Peripheal Vision, The End of The World
  • ANTHOLOGIES: Best Australian Stories (annual collections published by Black Inc, discontinued last year but available in libraries); Kill Your Darlings' New Australian Fiction (2019), Award Winning Australian Writing (Melbourne Books)
  • JOURNALS: Meanjin, Overland, Kill Your Darlings, Island, FourW, Southerly

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