Shortlisted stories announced!

We’re thrilled to announce the shortlisted entries in the first Mansfield Readers and Writers Short Story Competition.

With a theme of ‘Heart’ the competition attracted over 100 entries, with every state and territory represented.

The competition offers a national prize of $1,000. A local writer’s prize of $500 is made possible by festival sponsors 187 Merrijig.

Shortlisted entries

(in alphabetical order of story title)

‘Christmas Lights’ by Jackie Woods

‘Love Thy Neighbour’ by Sinead Reilly

‘Roar’ by Justine Sless

‘Starry, Starry Cow’ by Deborah May

‘Thylacine’ by Cassie Hamer

The national and local winner will be announced at the festival’s Gala Dinner on Saturday 4 March at Delatite Winery.