About us

The Long Way Home unearths and publishes Clarence Valley writers of all ages. We are about helping people to discover their voice through storytelling. We want to collect brave, authentic stories that respond to life in the Clarence Valley – through a prism of voices, ages, cultures and landscapes.

People often tell us they have a story. Or they used to write. Or they’d love to start. The Long Way Home is for all those people.

The Long Way Home is a non-profit collective. We hold creative writing workshops in the Clarence Valley. Each year we run the Long Way Home writing competition, with categories for primary and high school students and adults. Each year we publish a collection of the best entries from the competition. All our storytellers, young and old, have a link to the Clarence Valley, on the North Coast of New South Wales. Together their stories reflect life on a land where stories have flowed down the Clarence River for thousands of years.

To contact us, email cvshortstories@gmail.com You can find us on Facebook.

We appreciate the support of South Grafton Community Bank, a bank that genuinely supports local projects.
We thank the Yugilbar Foundation for their assistance in 2019.