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2. The Air Man Comes by Kurt von Trojan (Best Science Fiction Story).
3. Mr Christian by Roger Vickery (2nd Prize).
4. Bag Lady by Elaine Fell (First Prize).
5. Blue Rain by Jim Kent (Best Science Fiction Story),
6. His Majesty's Guests by Margaret Harrison (3rd Prize).
7. Tonight...Tonight? by John Ryan (Special Commendation).
8. Writing Wrongs by Peter Appleton (Best Humorous Story).
9. Happy as Lari by Fiona Price (First prize).
10. Lord Tony's Deal by Roger Vickery (2nd Prize).
11. Rosa's Place by Mark Hodgetts (Best Science Fiction Story).
12. Ash by Peter Job (First Prize).
13. Fredom's Just Another Word by Michael Hunt (3rd Prize).
14. The Dead Goanna by Trisha Dunning (Best Rural Story).
15. Dreaming the Indian Ocean by Brennan O'Shea (Most Highly Commended).
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Short Story, Essay and Prose Contest
An anthology of prize-winning stories from the annual Tom Howard Short Story, Essay and Prose Contest. This long-established competition is open to all writers in English worldwide. Original works in all genres are welcome. Both published and non-published works will be accepted (provided the author still holds online publication rights), and even work that has won prizes in other contests! 2009 prize money totals $5,350!
The 15 stories in this book were selected from the winning entries in Contests Seven, Eight and Nine. They are as follows:
1. Dearly Beloved by Robyn Hukin (3rd Prize).