A partnership between Margaret River Press and Arts Margaret River, this compelling collection of new writing from Australian writers emerged from the inaugural 2011 Margaret River Short Story Competition. The competition consisted of an Open Category and a South West Category.
Beverley Lello’s winning entry in the Open Category, Things That Are Found in Trees, is a first person narrative that draws the reader in from the opening sentence: “I opened the newspaper today and saw a photograph of a dead elephant calf marooned in a tree by floods in Sri Lanka.”
Contributors Beverley Lello, Rajasree Variyar, Georgina Luck, William Lane, Christine Piper, Catherine Moffat, Liliane Grace, Jane Skelton, Kerry Whalen, Jacqueline Winn and Bernice Barry gain a special place in the competition’s history.
The stories in the book “are insightful, sensitive stories, wide-ranging in their interests and, I believe, deeply rewarding. In all of them, there is ‘something new’ for us to discover.”, Richard Rossiter, Editor.