Australasian Horror Writers Association has announced the winners of the Robert N Stephenson AHWA Short Story & Flash Fiction Competition. The competition is “Australia’s leading unpublished horror fiction competition and our winning entries are always imaginative, engaging, well-written, and bloody scary.”
The winner of the Short Story contest is “Test of Death” by Michael Botur, with Jeff Clulow’s “The Crossing” as Honorable Mention. The winner of the Flash Fiction contest is “Animal Parade” by Dani Ringrose, with both “Eggs” by P.S. Cottier and “Oily Man” by Sumitra Shankar as Honorable mentions.
The judges for 2021 were Claire Fitzpatrick, Pete Kempshall, Bernie Rutkay, Ronnie Smart, David Stevens, and Marty Young. The two winners will receive a plaque and paid publication in Midnight Echo 17. For more information, see their post.
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