P17 Issue 12 – Release and Competition Shortlists

cheers-839865_1920Earlier this week, page seventeen had its Issue 12 celebration as part of Busybird’s Open Mic Night. We had a full house and a lot of fun.

Firstly, thank you to everyone who attended and helped us give a hurrah to the latest issue of our little periodical. You can view the highlights of the presentations and some of the P17 authors reading their work at the Busybird YouTube channel: click here for the P17 content, and have a look around at the other videos while you’re there.

The digital edition is available now at Amazon: click here to check it out.

In the meantime, we have announcements to make: the competition shortlists! For anyone who wasn’t at the launch, you’ll find below the full list of winners and shortlisted entrants. All these entries are features in P17 #12. Let’s join together in congratulating everyone here, and toasting everyone who entered the competitions.

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Short Story



‘Rooms without doors’ by Willa Hogarth


‘Louis’ by Edie Mitsuda


‘Cold currents’ by Susi Fox

‘Ships of the desert’ by Carmel Lillis

‘Macalister’ by Paul Mill

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‘Alice and Edward’ by Janine McGinness-Whyte


‘The glass reverie’ by Virginia Danahay


‘Oral sex’ by Judith A Green

‘Ironing’ by Jenny Macaulay

‘In defence of the bodhran’ by Leonie Needham

‘Beginning with a given line’ by Rodney Williams

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Cover Image


‘Natural Connection’ by Martin Nitschke

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Congratulations again to everyone. And as for everyone reading this, what are you waiting for? Issue 12 is out! Check out what made these stories and poems so good!

Beau Hillier | Editor, page seventeen

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