This morning’s Forum on the art of the short story ranged from discussion of the One Book, Many Brisbanes competition (currently the most lucrative short story comp in Australia), to the best way to structure a collection or anthology, as well as elements that make a short story leave a lasting impression on the reader.
Unfortunately, Ellen Datlow was unable to participate, but our three other guests had a wide range of experience to draw from. Abby Sturm is about to judge the One Book, Many Brisbanes competition, which closes on 11 December. Cate Kennedy has just released a collection of short stories, Dark Roots, published by Scribe. Simon Groth is a Brisbane writer who has established an online store for his short stories.
Their Q&A is archived at the AWM Forums, and also at www.awmonline.com.au.
Our next Forum will be December 11, with Linda Jaivin and David Smeidt.