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The Best of Times Short Story Competition
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Sponsored by the Fellowship of Australia Writers NSW. Conditions of entry are for a humorous short story with any theme and up to 2500 words. The competition is run twice a year. (


2019 winner Autumn Heather Mackenzie Ancient Chinese Wisdom With Spag Bol Sauce
2018 winner Spring Edward Burger If the Cap Fits, Wear It
2018 winner Autumn Geoff Covey Three Pigs and a Wolf
2017 winner Spring R. J. Viski A Complex Relationship
2017 winner Autumn Sophie Myers Nice to Meet Me
2016 winner Spring Greg Southwell "The Journal of Count Malevolent"
2016 winner Autumn Rananda Rich "Wedding Crashers"
2015 winner Spring Heather Mackenzie "Murder by the Sea"
2015 winner Autumn Brian Howley "Jeff's Breakfast"
2014 winner Spring Darcy-Lee Tindale "Choose Your Own Adventure"
2014 winner Autumn Heather Mackenzie "Running to Time"
2013 winner Spring S. M. Braint "Sunburn"
2013 winner Autumn Fiona Skepper "Emma's Blog"
2012 winner Spring Dean Briggs "The Victor Vector Factor"
2012 winner Autumn Rob Johnson "In One Word or Less"
2011 winner Spring Dean Briggs  "A Traveller's Blog (Guides Do Not Get Lost)"
2011 winner Autumn Dean Briggs  "Hello Again From the Grumbles Clan"
2010 winner Spring Anne Jenner "Flying Arms and Barking Knees"
2010 winner Autumn John Revington "The Hole in the Doughnut"
2009 winner Spring David Campbell  "The Case of the Cinnamon Canary"
2009 winner Autumn Wendy Kramer "The Gay Bomb"
2008 winner Autumn Alida van den Bos  “Your Majesty”
2007 winner Spring The Effortlessness of Being Kaye Watson , 2007 single work short story
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 189 2007; (p. 45-48)
2007 winner Autumn David Campbell “'Er Name's Doreen”
2006 winner Spring Liz Hobbs
2006 winner Spring Jim Murphy “The Case of the Missing Third”
2006 winner Autumn Peta Murray for “Brahma, Beer, Bile and Bhang”