Announcing the winners of the 2021 Writers SA Feast short story competition

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Writers SA Feast Short Story Competition for 2021!

The competition entries spanned a range of subjects and genres from dystopian sci-fi to stream-of-consciousness, with an open theme. All finalists were wonderfully written – congratulations to the winners and the highly commended entries!

The winning stories were distinguished by their strong ability to use first-person perspectives to inform well-crafted pieces that resonated with broader social, cultural, and political themes.

The winning entrants will be invited to share their stories at the Feast Short Story Competition Celebration event at the Migration Museum on Thursday 25 November (free event, bookings essential). They will receive a $250 cash prize, a $200 book voucher to their local bookstore, and receive a Writers SA pack including membership, complimentary workshops, and a writing-career consultation. Highly commended entrants across both categories will also receive a $100 book voucher and Writers SA pack.

Emerging writer category winner: Sudhashree Somers, ‘The Fire Burns Bright Tonight’

Emerging writer category highly commended:

– Dante DeBono, ‘Runaways’
– Leigh Briar, ‘Entirely Perfect in (Almost) Every Way’

Established writer category winner: Robert Moore, ‘Bed Jobs’

A huge congratulations to all winners and finalists!

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