In response to my listing of the 2007 Aurealis Award winners the other day, Walt Boyes, Associate Editor and Marketing Director of "Jim Baen's Universe" magazine, wrote in to announvce that the magazine had decided to open up online access to Gath Nix's award winning story "Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz Go to War Again". This is an excellent gesture and the magazine's editors and publisher should be applauded for it. I thought it best to post about it here rather than allowing it to get lost in the comments. If you don't read much, or any, science fiction or fantasy, now's the time to try out the genre for free.
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"The Age" has published the third place getter, or second runner-up, in their 2008 Short Story Competition: "The Heron" by Alison Campbell Rate.
"The Age" has published the runner-up in their 2008 Short Story competition: "The Feeder" by Glynis Osborne. The second runner-up will be published next week.
"The Age" newspaper has published the winner of this year's Short Story Competition: "A Parachute Landing in Siberia" by Stephen McGrath. The second-placed story, "The Feeder" by Glenys Osborne, will be published next week, and the third-placed story. "The Heron" by Alison Rate, presumably the week after.
Erin Gough's story "The Promise" was awarded third place in the 2005 "The Age" short story competition. It was published in the paper on the weekend. You might recall the first place winner was "The Reasons for Us Being Here" by Ellen Rodger, and "Booligal Sheep Station" by Dennis McIntosh was the second place getter.
Ellen Rodger, from Sydney, has won the 2005 "Age" Short Story Award with "The Reasons for Us Being Here". Second was "Booligal Sheep Station" by Dennis McIntosh, and third was "The Promise" by Erin Gough. Rodger's winning story was