Many thanks to all of the writers who sent in their stories for the Best Australian Story competition. The selection process wasn’t easy. Obviously, there are lots of budding writers out there seeking a voice in a crowded publishing world. Good luck to all of you but only one winner is allowed in this contest and Marian McGuinness’s story topped the short list, judged by Naked Hungry Traveller editor Tom Neal Tacker.

AFTW hopes you like Marian’s story about this eccentric outback town as much as we do.