Pigface and Other Stories Edited by Ryan O’Neill

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Pigface and Other Stories

Edited by Ryan O’Neill

In the 2018 Margaret River Story Competition anthology, we take a voyeuristic glimpse into the lives of diverse characters—young and old, unsavoury and righteous, ordinary and bizarre. Although seemingly unconnected, these stories are linked through the commonalities of the universal human experience. Tightly woven stories exploring the familiar threads of grief, regret and disillusionment are told in sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous—yet always illuminating—ways.

The short stories in this collection will make you laugh, make you cry, and, hopefully, they will open your eyes to the world around you.

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Category

Fiction

Publication Year

2018

Publisher

Margaret River Press

Edition

1st Edition

Format

Paperback

ISBN13

9780648203933

'From the realist to the surreal, from stories of grief to stories of transformation, this collection is a clear demonstration that the short story in Australia is alive and well.’

In the 2018 Margaret River Story Competition anthology, we take a voyeuristic glimpse into the lives of diverse characters—young and old, unsavoury and righteous, ordinary and bizarre. Although seemingly unconnected, these stories are linked through the commonalities of the universal human experience. Tightly woven stories exploring the familiar threads of grief, regret and disillusionment are told in sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous—yet always illuminating—ways.

The short stories in this collection will make you laugh, make you cry, and, hopefully, they will open your eyes to the world around you.

This year’s winner is Andrew Roff, from South Australia. Second prize was awarded to Cassie Hamer from NSW. The southwest prize was won by Tiffany Hastie.

Ryan O’Neill 

Ryan O’Neill is the author of The Weight of a Human Heart and Their Brilliant Careers. He was born in Glasgow in 1975 and has lived in Africa, Europe and Asia before settling in Newcastle, Australia, with his wife and two daughters. His fiction has appeared in The Best Australian Stories, The Sleepers Almanac, Meanjin, New Australian Stories, Wet Ink, Etchings and Westerly. His work has won the Hal Porter and Roland Robinson awards and been shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Steele Rudd Award and the Age Short-Story Prize. He teaches at the University of Newcastle.

Jessica Andreatta studied mathematics at the Queensland University of Technology. During summer she listens to audiobooks in her truck. Come July, she writes. From a long line of tomato farmers who make for poor vege gardeners, she upholds family tradition.

Judith Bridge has won the Scarlet Stiletto Award for crime writing and came second in the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Her stories are often read by actors at Little Fictions shows. She has been published in Australia, online and overseas. Visit her website at www.judebridge.com.

Abigayle Carmody had her story ‘Love, Loss and Jam Tarts’ selected for the 2016 Perth Writers Festival’s Human Library. Her short story ‘Angel Boy’ was shortlisted for the 2015 Alan Marshall Short Story Award, and her manuscript Dancing in Half Circles was shortlisted for the 2011 T.A.G Hungerford Award. In 2008, Thin Skin was shortlisted for the Dogwood Radio Play competition.

Zoe Deleuil is a Perth-based writer whose short stories and poetry have been published in Westerly and Cordite. Her novel manuscript The Back Shed was shortlisted for the T.A.G Hungerford Award. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and works as a freelance feature writer.

Penny Gibson is a Melbourne-based writer. Her stories have been published in The Big Issue Fiction Edition (2014), SALA Mansfield Short Stories (2015), Shibboleth and Other Stories (2016) and Forty South (2017).

Ashley Goldberg is a Melbourne-based writer. His fiction has appeared in STORGY, The Honest Ulsterman, TinctureOffset, F(r)iction and Award Winning Australian Writing 2016. Ashley won the 2015 Maribyrnong Excellence in Creative Arts Award and was longlisted for the 2017–18 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University.

Cassie Hamer is a Sydney-based writer whose short fiction has been published in The Best Australian Stories 2017, Mascara Literary Review and several anthologies published by Margaret River Press. Cassie’s debut novel After the Party will be published by Harlequin in 2019. Visit her website at www.cassiehamer.com.

Tiffany Hastie is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Writing and Literature and a minor in Children’s Literature, at Edith Cowan University in Bunbury. She recently won the Talus Prize for her prose piece ‘Good Boy’ and was commended for her poem ‘The Stick Game’.

Tee Linden has had her work published in various literary and poetry magazines. She came second in the Rolf Boldrewood Literary Awards 2017 and received an honourable mention in the Southern Cross Short Story Competition.

Miranda Luby is a freelance journalist and award-winning fiction writer who has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She was recently awarded a Varuna Residency Fellowship for her contemporary YA manuscript and one of her short stories will be published in an upcoming anthology of reimagined fairy tales with Bloomsbury UK. Visit her website at www.mirandaluby.com.

Fiona Robertson is a Brisbane-based writer. Her short fiction has appeared in The Suburban ReviewGargouilleKill Your Darlings and the Boroondara Literary Awards Anthology 2015. In 2017, she was shortlisted for the Fish Short Story Prize and was a Katharine Susannah Prichard Fellowship recipient.

Helen Richardson is a writer, editor and manuscript appraiser from the Blue Mountains, NSW. Her work has appeared in Sleepers AlmanacThe Big Issue Fiction EditionThe Great Unknown Anthology and Little Fictions. Visit her website at www.bookwoods.com.au.

Sue Robertson is a Melbourne-based writer. Her stories have appeared in The Best Australian Stories 2005, Melbourne Subjective, SALA 2015, Shibboleth and Other Stories, Crush, RN Short Story and popular magazines. She won the Limnisa Prize in 2010 and received a special commendation for the Scarlet Stiletto Award in 2013.

 Andrew Roff is the recipient of the 2018 Varuna House Residential Fellowship. His work has appeared in Overland and Antithesis Journal. In 2016, he was shortlisted for the Wakefield Press Unpublished Manuscript Award at the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Andrew’s interest in politics and economics informs his writing.

Kit Scriven won the Olga Masters Short Story Award in 2016 and 2017, and the SALA Short Story Prize in 2016. He was highly commended in the 2017 Alan Marshall Short Story Award and the 2017 ESU Roly Sussex Short Story Award.

Warwick Sprawson is a Melbourne-based writer. His stories have appeared in Southerly, Westerly, Page 17 and The Fiction Desk. A keen hiker, he also writes for Wild, Great Walks and Australian Outdoor Geographic. His novel The All-Star Star Bazaar was shortlisted for the 2018 Varuna’s Publisher Introduction Program.

David Thomas Henry Wright has been published in Southerly, Seizure and Verity La. He has been shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards (Digital Literature), T.A.G. Hungerford Award, Viva La Novella and Overland Short Story Prize. He has a master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh and is a PhD candidate at Murdoch University.

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