Winners of the 'Dark Imaginings' micro-story competition announced

The winners of the Dark Imaginings: Gothic Tales of Wonder micro-story competition are: The Fish-Men by Victor Hu (1st), Wisteria by Lily Laycock (2nd) and The Monster which Haunted Belle Tarney (3rd) by Andreas Katsineris-Paine. To read their prize-winning gothic stories of just 300 words (or less), see the University’s student magazine Farrago, which kindly agreed to partner the competition, devised to involve University of Melbourne student writers in this year’s exhibition of the same name which was held in the Noel Shaw Gallery, Baillieu Library.

This Special Collections initiative also involved collaboration with academics from the Faculty of Arts, Professor Peter Otto and Dr Elizabeth MacFarlane. Micro-story writing was incorporated into creative writing tutorials this year and expert judging was generously provided. Thank you to everyone involved, especially the many students who entered.

Graphic by Janet Boschen based on Robert Burns (author) and John Faed (artist), Tam O’Shanter. Edinburgh, 1855. Rare Books, Special Collections, University of Melbourne

Image: Graphic by Janet Boschen based on Robert Burns (author) and John Faed (artist), Tam O’Shanter. Edinburgh, 1855. Rare Books, Special Collections, University of Melbourne