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The Pittwater Short Story Award 2019 shortlisted stories


Well done and thank you to everyone who submitted their stories to The Pittwater Short Story Award for 2019. Below is the list of shortlisted stories. The winners will be announced at the award night, 6.30pm Tuesday 25th June 2019.  

With well over 100 entries, it was a challenging task to shortlist the many wonderful stories submitted. The stories are now in the final round of review with the judges. Good luck to all of our shortlisted authors!


Category 1:  Writers Aged 9-12 years


Soaring in the Sea by Zoe Eade

Never Trust a Jellyfish by Enzo Pausen

Stingers by Sebastian Stevens

Stingers by Zali Ritchie

Little Tipper By Layla Randau

After the Afterlife  by Judy Seltmann

A Stinger’s Tale  by Lily Gillett

A Letter to the Stingers by Will Lacroix

Stingers by Piper Atwood

The Antivenom! by Violet Addley

The Real Sky by Louisa Stokes

The Stinger Surf  by Jem Wake



Category 2: Writers Aged 13-17 years


Happy Valentines by Sarah Cassidy

The Night He Came by Claudia Cole

If Only by Isabella Stewart


Category 3:  Open Age Group


Away with Words by Ruth Purdie-Smith

The Day I Opened My Mind & Swallowed a Stinger by Liam Kenny

Captain’s Crabs by Michelle Donnelly

Immortality in the Infinity Pool by Jim McCool

The King of Church Point by Julie Weske

A Forgotten Memory by Michaela Hatfield

Run, Marlee, Run  by Colleen Russell


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