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Laura Elvery is a writer from Brisbane. Her work has been published in The Big Issue Fiction Edition, Review of Australian Fiction, Kill Your Darlings, and Griffith Review. She has won the Josephine Ulrick Literature Award, the Margaret River Short Story Competition and was awarded a Griffith Review Fellowship. She has been shortlisted for the Overland NUW Fair Australia, Neilma Sidney and Victoria University Prizes. In 2016, Laura was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards for an unpublished manuscript.

2017 Winning Story: Joiner Bay


  • Selected out of over 200 entries from the 2017 Margaret River Short Story Competition, Joiner Bay and Other Stories features seventeen beautifully written and distinct short stories from across Australia. This year’s winner, Laura Elvery has had work published in The Big Issue Fiction Edition, Kill Your Darlings, Award-Winning Australian Writing and Griffith Review. Her story, “Joiner Bay”, tells the tale of a schoolboy who runs to make sense of his best friend’s suicide.

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