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Melanie Napthine

Lost Boy & other stories

Melanie Napthine is a Melbourne-based writer with a particular fondness for the short story form, though she also currently has a couple of novels on the go. She works in educational publishing, and any time left over is spent reading, running, travelling and parenting (not necessarily in that order).

2015 Winning Story: Lost Boy


  • This anthology edited by Estelle Tang is a collection of stories submitted to the annual Margaret River Short Story Competition.  The competition continues to attract both emerging and established short story writers, some of which have won local, national and international awards or have been published in The Best Australian Stories, and in journals such as Overland, SoutherlyIsland and Griffith Review. 

We publish high-end literary fiction, crime and the best short stories currently being written in Australia.

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