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Richard Rossiter is an experienced academic, editor and writer.  He is an Honorary Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University.  His  book length publication Arrhythmia: Stories of Desire was published by UWA Press in 2009.  He is the Editor of three collections of short stories compiled from entries to the annual Margaret River Short Story Competition. His novella, Thicker than Water  was published by UWA Press in 2014.


  • The collection is made up of twenty four stories selected from the Margaret River Short Story Competition. Self-described ‘fledgling’ writer from Sydney, Ruth Wyer, is the winner of this year’s competition for her story, The Trouble with Flying.  The second prize story, Dying, is by accomplished Western Australia short story writer, Bindy Pritchard.  Highly Commended entries are from:…

  • Twenty-four stories were selected from 260 entries submitted to the Margaret River Short Story Writing Competition. These are stories about men, women - and children - who stand aside from the mainstream world, and see it, as Emily Dickinson would say, 'aslant'.

  • 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.

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

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