Articles, Short Stories and Scripts

A children's author at heart, Mavis Thorpe Clark writes:

"I have worked in most of the various forms of written expression; biography, novels, factual works, some poetry, adult short stories and articles, radio plays. I have scripted serials of my own children's novels – which are for the older reader – and now television."

- Australian Book Review (August 1983) page 4.

Mavis had well over 100 articles and short stories accepted for publication, particularly during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. She had the ability to write on a huge range of topics - both factual and fiction - including adventure, home-making, relationships, agriculture, manufacturing, history, war, humour, the arts, geography, and the publishing industry, to name but a few.

The collection below represents a sample of her writing from the 1930s to the 1980s.

Articles

Short Stories

Scripts

Poetry

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Newspaper advertisement for short story competition.

Advertisement for a short story competition - The Sun, 1940s.

Newspaper advertisement for short story competition.

Advertisement for a short story competition - Home News, 14 December 1948.
"Miss Mavis Thorpe Clark...is the second prize winner in the ninth Home News Short Story Competition...and the Editor is always pleased to receive stories for consideration."