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Shortlist Announcement: LTRL Fictional Flashbacks Competition

Congratulations to the shortlist for this year’s Love to Read Local Week Fictional Flashbacks Competition!

Shortlisted entries are featured on our Literary Map of WA and will be published in the Raine Square Short Story Dispenser from 1 June 2024.

The Top 10:
Wendy Arthur, Spin Cycle
Robin Bower, Watching
Andrew R. Cameron, An Ode to My 2002 VX Commodore
Nellie Crawford, A Rope Swing in the Forest
Alison Davis, Shattered
Therese Edmonds, Home
Laila Miller, Catch After Catch
Katie Pope, The Mermaid Shell
Makenzi Prince, The Mother Tree
Jeanette Stampone, Gentle Reminder

‘We were thrilled and honoured to judge this year’s Love to Read Local Week Fictional Flashbacks Competition. The sheer volume of submissions showcased the passion and dedication of Western Australian writers and creators, each pouring their heart and soul into their work in such a short piece. As we delved into each entry, we were struck by the diversity of voices, styles, and stories presented each unveiling a core memory associated with a treasured object.’ The Writing WA team.

You can read all the shortlisted entries on the Literary Map of WA.

This award is proudly sponsored by Raine Square.

The People’s Choice Award opens for applications tomorrow Tuesday 14 May and close Sunday 19 May 12 pm. The public announcement of the winners will be 31 May 2024.

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