Short story prize winners and their readings

The inaugural I Love Bello short story competition for young and old.

Newly re-launched on 1 May, the 1000 (fewer for the little kids) word short story competition is an opportunity for local readers and writers — kids to teens to adults — from Bellingen, Nambucca and Coffs’ shires to get creative. The only rule is your story or writing must contain the word “heart” be it fiction, creative non-fiction or narrative story

There will be two prize winners in each category : Junior, Youth and Open who will receive cash prizes, publication of their stories on the I Love Bello and Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival websites, “live” public readings PLUS be part of anthology to be published on

Entries close the 30th of June with winners announced at the end of July. Entry forms along with other important information can be found at : and