tasmanian wRITERS’ PRIZE

2020 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

“Damselfly” by Andrea McMahon

Our judges Lian Tanner, Cameron Hindrum and Don Defenderfer have selected 11 stories to be published in the Forty South Short Story Anthology 2020, due out later this year.

The winning story “Damselfly”, by Andrea McMahon will be published in Issue 97 of Forty South magazine (due out in mid-June). 

WINNER: Andrea McMahon

Damselfly by Andrea McMahon (TAS)

Andrea writes short stories for adults and children, poetry, and the occasional essay. Her short story collection, Skin Hunger, was published by Ginninderra Press in 2008 and her work has appeared in the Forty South Short Story Anthology in 2015 and 2016. Andrea is eagerly anticipating that 2020 will be the year she begins working on something a little longer.

 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Keaton by Vivienne Austen (TAS)

Vivienne is a Hobart-based writer and artist. Other interests include ballet, perfume, and crying at the theatre. She has a background in blogging and writing copy, but is happiest when inventing islands.

FINALISTS (alphabetical order by surname)

Waiting for Dolphins by Roxeena Bidgood (QLD)

Disconnect by Stuart Bush-Harris (TAS)

North Stradbroke Island by Paul Butterworth (QLD)

The Voyage by Susan Cambridge (NZ)

Swimming Towards the Sun by D.M. Cameron (NSW)

In the Rose Garden by Stephanie Davies (VIC)

My Grandmother’s Embroidered Pocket by Desiree Fitzgibbon (TAS)

The Fire Is out by Rod Francisco (QLD)

Walk Don’t Run by Beverley Lello (VIC)

ENTRIES FOR THE TASMANIAN WRITERS’ PRIZE 2021 WILL OPEN IN NOVEMBER 2020 AND CLOSE ON FEBRUARY 15, 2021.