Winners for the OutStanding LGBTIA+ Short Story Competition for 2022 are:
First Place: Love is a Powder Blue Suit by Annika Herb – prize $1,000 + 2 Tickets to a Mardi Gras ’23 Event
Scond Place: Room 209 by Lisa Onland – prize $300
Third Place: Dishes by Amy Lasslett – Prize $200
The Admin Prize: Butch on the Street by Lisa Salmon – Prize $100
Highly Commended: Dance out your Grief by Lisa Salmon – Prize $100 + an annual membership of Writing NSW
Highly Commended: After the Party by Liz Stokes – Prize $100 + an annual membership of Writing NSW
Highly Commended: Pissing by Elisa Hall – Prize $100 + an annual membership of Writing NSW
Highly Commended: The Perfect Boyfriend by Jimmy Twin – Prize $100 + an annual membership of Writing NSW
The Madeline Shaw Youth Prize: The Lioness by Leo Phimphravichith – Prize $300
Find out more about our 2022 winning authors on our 2022 Winners Page
We would like to take this moment to thank our Patron Alex Greenwich for his continued support, our donors for making the competition possible, the friend and family of Madeline Shaw, Aquila Wolf-Wild from NoTrees for Website support, Liz Robertson-Rickman for the Welcome to Country and finally our amazing guest judge Dr Sophie Robertson.
The OutStanding committee; Gail Hewison, Robert Tait, Nicole Baker-Bryson & Stafford Hamilton
Get to know the OutStanding Short Story Competition 2022 winners here.
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