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Peter Cowan 600 Words Short Story Competition

The results for the Peter Cowan 600 Word Short Story Competition are now available. The judge, Laurie Steed 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.



From left to right: PCWC President, Keith Melrose; Samuel Turco (Commended); Jeeana Atmarow (Highly Commended); Competition Judge, Dr Laurie Steed; Martin Chambers (Third Place); Rachelle Rechichi (Commended).


Link to Judge’s Report

PC600SS Judge’s Report with President’s comments



First Place was awarded to Elizabeth Egan for ‘Learning to Fly’

Second Place was awarded to Susan McCreery for ‘Between Dark and Dawn’

Third Place was awarded to Martin Chambers for ‘Handyman’

The Novice Writer Award went to Ellen West for ‘Things That Aren’t There’

The Julian Cowan Youth Award went to Abigail Strangward for ‘Seven Seconds’


Four Highly Commended Certificates went to:

Jeeana Atmarow for ‘Karen’

John Gallop for ‘Enlightened’

Kevin Gillam for ‘The Interview’

Helen Lyne for ‘Playing Possum’


Four Commended Certificates went to:

Samuel Turco for ‘In search of truth, justice, and a comfortable seat’

Rachelle Rechichi for ‘Back Beach’

Ellen Vickerman for ‘The Ex-Mothers’ Club’

Tate Kafka-Bauer for ‘Curiosity Shop’


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