Stringybark Times Past Award 2024


The Stringybark Erotic Short Fiction Award 2019

Competition Closed: 9 Dec 2019

81 entries.  $880 in prizes.

Judges: Rees Campbell, Colly Campbell, Fleur Joyce and David Vernon

Editor: David Vernon

Cover designer: Michael Vernon

Australian printer: Prinstant, Canberra

Twenty-four highly-commended erotic tales are presented in this anthology for your entertainment. Selected from over eighty entries in the fourth Stringybark Erotic Fiction Awards these clever and arousing stories are certain to warm up your love life. Share them with a friend or settle down in some fluffy pillows and enjoy them yourself.

Ziz - they called her that at school and it has stuck - is on her hands and kneelers, weeding a small bed of carrots. The sun is hot on her bare back and, cheekily, the breeze flutters around her naked buttocks. Such a provocative position, she thinks, naked and kneeling in the privacy of one's own property; such freedom, such pleasure!

— from "Cracks and Crevices" by Colin Campbell

Twirling me into a spin. Prasad lightly touches the small of my back, his fingers grazing my buttocks. Was it an accident? I don't think so. Staring up into his eyes I am mesmerised by the need burning back at me, raking my face, searing though my dress to my aching nipples. My body clenches and I choke back a moan as I imagine those fingers moving lower, slipping inside my panties to caress me from the inside.

— from "Private Lessons" by Karen Lieversz

24 published stories. One e-book and printed anthology, The Scientific Method.

Edited by David Vernon, e-book and paperback, Stringybark Publishing,

ISBN: 978-0-6480884-8-6

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Igniting a Fire


Ivy Reynolds


The Scientific Method


Rod Flanagan


Naked Ambition


Andra Ashe


Voyeur — Richard Baker

Kazuko's Island — Greg Bartlett

Nerida's Greek Island Escapade —Maria Bonar

Cracks and Crevices — Colin Campbell

Fantisy — Colin Campbell

The Mirror — Colin Campbell

The Friendly Skies — Maria Cox

The Infernal Triangle — Phillip Derone

Breath —Rod Flanagan

Too Close for Comfort — Laura Fletcher

Clutches — Stephen Knox

A Glimpse of Stocking — Stephen Knox

You Can Call Me Betty — Stephen Knox

Splash — Nina Lee

Private Lessons — Karen Lieversz

The Waterhole — Jon Presswell

The Bath — Dorothy Shorne

The Sorvino — B. Kay Spencer

Complications — Michael Wilkinson

Fragments — Michael Wilkinson

Nailed —  Michaela Wilson

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