Once upon a time

It was hard to distinguish the dark shadow through all the haze and fog, but whatever it was, Billy didnt like it......

How often do you open the paper and think, I can do this, I can write something better than this?

Now is the time to prove your worth.

The Northern Rivers Echo, in conjunction with the Byron Bay Writers Festival, is holding a short story competition of 1000 words with the winner receiving $500.

The competition is open to local unpublished writers with the subject matter relating to the Northern Rivers.

The entries will be judged by local writers selected by The Echo and Byron Bay Writers Festival. All entries must be received by June 10, 2008.

The winning entry, as well as a highly commended, will be displayed at the Byron Bay Writers Festival this year and published in The Echo. For information phone the Northern Rivers Writers Centre on 6685 5115.

The work submitted must not have been published prior to entry in any print, digital or web format and should be submitted under a nom de plume.

Stories can be emailed to editor@echonews.com with subject short story or typed and dropped into The Echo office at 218 Molesworth Street, Lismore, or sent to PO Box 37, Lismore, 2480.

Make sure you include a completed application form and read the details carefully. Copies of the application form will be able to be downloaded from The Echo website from next week. Visit www.echonews.com


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