You'd Better Believe It! - Short Story Competition

BELIEVE It or Not ... superheroes and superstars abound!

These words were written by Lyn Donaghue, literacy coordinator from Burnie Primary School in Tasmania in the foreword to the book Believe It or Not which is a compilation of the winners' and finalists' stories from the 2002 Write 4 Fun Literary Competition.

The Write 4 Fun competition provides students with a wonderful opportunity for young writers to demonstrate their skills, and attracted more than S000 entries from 1000 primary and secondary schools throughout Australia.

Three students from Peace Lutheran College - Emily Read (Year 7), Vanessa Ferries (Year 6) and

Cameron Tattersall (Year 4) - were finalists in this prestigious competition and had their stories published in Believe It or Not.

“I was really excited to get the letter from Write 4 Fun saying I was going to be a published author,” says Emily Read.

“I've always wanted to have one of my stories published, but I never thought it would be so soon.

“I am really glad I entered this competition. It was a really worthwhile experience.”

Jackie Wilson, development officer, Peace Lutheran College

Source: Cairns Post

Date: 04/03/2003

Write4Fun was established in 1997, and since then we have successfully completed numerous short story and poetry competitions and publications. We receive an overwhelming positive feedback each year from the teachers, parents and students who have involvement in these competitions and publications, and we will continue to strive to attain this level of excellence with each competition we hold.