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History

Entering The Age Short Story Competition raises the profile of the author and the work, attract critical attention and move closer to publication. The competition is run in conjunction with the international writers' association, PEN. 

Winners

2013 winner Maggot Michelle Wright , 2013 single work short story
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2013 2013; (p. 258-267)
2013 winner Joseph Stalin and the Bourgeois Ferret Ric Hambleton , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2014 2014; (p. 184-192)
2012 winner Crumbs Bram Presser , 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 7 January 2012; (p. 24-25) The Best Australian Stories 2012 2012; (p. 59-64) Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 2012; (p. 155-160)
2010 winner The Fields of Early Sorrow Murray Middleton , 2010 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 8 January 2011; (p. 28-29) Award Winning Australian Writing 2011 2011;
2009 winner Flat Daddy Louise D'Arcy , 2009 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 1-2 January 2010; (p. 18-19)
2008 winner Home Visit Peggy Frew , 2009 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 2-3 January 2009; (p. 16-17)
2007 winner A Parachute Landing in Siberia Stephen McGrath , 2007 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 5 January 2008; (p. 20-21) Award Winning Australian Writing 2008 : The Best Winning Writing from Short Story and Bush Poetry Competitions Nationally 2008; (p. 12-18)
2006 winner Remaking the Image of This World Shane Jesse Christmass , 2007 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 13 January 2007; (p. 22-23)
2006 winner From the Wreck Robert Williams , 2007 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 6 January 2007; (p. 24-25) The Best Australian Stories 2007 2007; (p. 95-102)
2005 winner The Reasons for Us Being Here Ellen Rodger , 2005 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 10 December 2005; (p. 28-29)
2004 winner All Fathers the Father Emmett Stinson , 2005 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 8 January 2005; (p. 3) Known Unknowns 2010; (p. 25-33)
2003 winner The Caribou Miles Hitchcock , 2004 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 3 January 2004; (p. 10)
2002 winner Snapshots of Strangers Paddy O'Reilly , 2003 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 4 January 2003; (p. 7) Secret Lives : Thirty-four Modern Australian Short Stories 2003; (p. 59-67) The End of the World 2007; (p. 99-109)
2001 winner What Thou and I Did, Till We Loved Cate Kennedy , 2002 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 12 January 2002; (p. [1],4) Dark Roots 2006; (p. 1-12)
2000 winner Habit Cate Kennedy , 2001 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 6 January 2001; (p. 6) On the Edge : Thirty Modern Australian Short Stories 2005; (p. 295-305) Dark Roots 2006; (p. 23-33) Scarlet Stiletto : The First Cut : Award-Winning Thrillers from Sisters in Crime Australia 2007; (p. 31-40)
1999 winner Life with Sea Views Michelle De Kretser , 2000 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 8 January 2000; (p. 8) Penguin Australian Summer Stories 3 2000; (p. 1-13) Humanities Australia , no. 7 2016; (p. 63-68)
1998 winner Sodasi Keith Butler , 1998 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 28 November 1998; (p. 4) The Penguin Century of Australian Stories 2000; (p. 113-119)
1997 winner Dumb Things I Gotto Do James Hawthorne , 1997 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 1 November 1997; (p. 10)
1996 winner Three Daughter Stories Susan K. Martin , 1996 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 19 October 1996; (p. 10)
1995 winner Reply to a Letter Wayne Macauley , 1995 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 28 October 1995; (p. 10) Verity La , October 2010;
1994 winner The Reasons I Won't Be Coming Elliot Perlman , 1994 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 13 October 1994; (p. 13) The Reasons I Won't Be Coming 1999; (p. 53-63) The Penguin Century of Australian Stories 2000; (p. 534-541)
1993 winner The Mummy's Foot (This Girl is Missing) Beth Spencer , 1994 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 20 January 1994; (p. 7) Things in a Glass Box 1994; (p. 12-17)
1992 joint winner A Green Light Danny Calegari , 1993 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 7 January 1993; (p. 11)
1992 joint winner The Pleasures of Eczema Tony Lintermans , 1993 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 8 January 1993; (p. 9) Below the Waterline : 31 Australian Writers Choose Their Best Short Stories 1999; (p. 205-213)
1991 winner Aunt Jessica and the Ostrich Tamer Stephanie Green , 1992 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 8 February 1992; (p. 7) Too Much, Too Soon 2006; (p. 1-10)
1990 joint winner Hidden Glass Sydney Smith , 1991 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 23 January 1991; (p. 11)
Shared with Margaret Betts, The Road Up and the Road Down
1990 joint winner The Road Up and the Road Down Margaret Betts , 1991 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 24 January 1991; (p. 11)
Shared with Sydney Smith, Hidden Glass
1988 winner The Wage Earner Lin Van Hek , 1989 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 28 January 1989; (p. 12)
1987 winner Tennis with my Father Richard Lunn , 1988 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 30 January 1988; (p. 3) The Taxidermist's Dance : Stories 1990; (p. 123-129)
1983 winner Rosa Safransky
1981 winner The Economies of Mourning Zeny Giles , 1981 single work short story
— Appears in: The Age , 10 January 1981; (p. 23) Contrast and Relief : short stories of the Hunter Valley 1981; The Strength of Tradition : Stories of the Immigrant Presence in Australia 1970-81 (Dedicated to David Martin) 1983; (p. 109-119)

— Appears in: Reflections : Selected Works from Greek Australian Literature 1988; (p. 125-133, 246-255)
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