October 1

Stories selected for publication


Congratulations to the following contributors whose stories listed below will be published in the 2022 Stories of Life anthology:

Amy Bowden Every day is an adventure 

Anastasia Korkodyllos Beauty Scars

Brian Morris I can’t get my head around that

Craig Chapman Emerging from the Fog and Insight from a Blacksmith

Dienece Darling Stop Holding on so Tight and Plant a Seed

Emma Fisher   A gift from God

Esther Cremona Behind the Wall

Francina Flemming The Unexpected Meeting

Gaynor Faulkner Things in Cages

Glenda Austin Meeting the Light

Hazel Barker The Hand of God

Heather McMahon My Faith Tree

Helena Stretton Wonderfully Made!

Jack Roney Precious Relics

Jacqueline Waters An Unexpected Guest

Jenny Woolsey It’s Really a Miracle

Jie Ni The Minute

Jo-Anne Berthelsen Trigger Moment

June Hopkins Outside the Fold

Karen Brough Campfire Cathedral

Karen Curran Playing Hands

Leah Grant Teenage Hangout

Liisa Grace-Baun The Long Road

MJ Saladine A Call Away

Natalie Ingram My Sister Amy

Paula Vince At home in Lilliput

Rebekah Matson Not Alone

RJ Rodda Bones and Blue Eyes

Roslyn Bradshaw Elections can be dangerous and Blue

Ruth C Hall My Dad and The Battle for Libby

Steph Penny Love and Lemon Cake and On the job

Teri Kempe Becoming Unmasked and The Test

Tony Koch Sparks of Grace

Val Russell Is it enough?

Wendy Radford The Wild Elephant that Obeyed the Lord


These stories are also in the running to win prizes. There are first, second and third prizes in both categories: Open (max 1500 words) and Short (max 500 words). Prize winners will be announced at the book launch in November at Tabor, Adelaide. More details on this event will follow. Every writer is allowed to submit a maximum of one story per category and we especially congratulate the contributors who have two stories selected.

We would also like to thank every person who took the time to write a story of life and submit it to us. We recognise that a great deal of time and effort often goes into remembering and recounting events that are often deeply personal. Even though we cannot publish every story, we read every one, and thank you sincerely for sharing them with us.


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