The 2019 Byron Writers Festival Susie Warrick Young Writers Award attracted 61 entries across two youth categories: years 7-9 & 10-12. Congratulations to Niamh Montgomery and Gabrielle Hill-Smith, and to all the young writers who dared to share their stories. Read the two winning stories here.
The results are in for the Byron Writers Festival annual Flash Your Fiction competition. With over 170 entries, the field was extremely competitive this year. Congratulations to the winner, Sharon Fraser, for her story titled 'Underwater Lily'. The first runner-up was Carmen Vallis for 'How Hard Could it Be?' and the second runner-up was Caroline Henning with 'The Note'. Congratulations also to the ten shortlisted authors, listed below. Each of the shortlisted stories will be printed and displayed at the Byron Writers Festival site on 2-4 August.