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2017 Peter Cowan 600 Words Short Story Competition

The results for the Peter Cowan 600 Word Short Story Competition are now available. The judge, Peter Jeffery, OAM gave his generous report on the Awards Day, before awarding the writers and hearing the finalists’ work. Thank you to all who entered their stories and, keep writing.



Peter Jeffery (Competition Judge) and Third Prize Winner Tabetha Beggs


Peter Jeffery (Competition Judge) and Maureen Watkins (Highly Commended)


Peter Jeffery (Competition Judge) and Novice Award Winner Lynne Jones


Left to right, Maureen Watkins (Highly Commended), Peter Jeffery, OAM (Competition Judge), Tabetha Beggs (Third Prize) and Lynne Jones (Novice Award).

Please click here for the Judges Report 2017 PC600SS


  • First Place was awarded to Leslie Thiele for ‘No Trouble’
  • Second Place was awarded to Kerrin O’Sullivan for ‘Cruising Vanuatu’
  • Third Place was awarded to Tabetha Beggs for ‘When The Children Came’
  • The Novice Award went to Lynne Jones for ‘Egg Shells’
  • The Judge’s Encouragement for Youth Award went to Laura Cheek for ‘Midnight Streets’

Four Highly Commended Certificates went to:

  • Maureen Watkins for ‘To Lose Someone’
  • Kerrin O’Sullivan for ‘Balzac In A Bag’
  • Kerrin O’Sullivan for ‘Guitar Boy’
  • Carmel Lillis for ‘Urban Ghost’

Four Commended Certificates went to:

  • Sean Crawley for ‘Submission’
  • Carmel Lillis for ‘What a Man Needs’
  • Helen Lyne for ‘Goodbye Atlanta Ga’
  • Raylene Brown for ‘Spinout’


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