Toolkits is back for 2024!

It’s that time of year again… and Toolkits is back with a re-vamped season of Fiction & Non-Fiction online courses! Applications are now open for both streams, which will run from April-July with sessions every Wednesday evening. We’re on the lookout for young writers eager to broaden their skills in form, analysis, and collaboration, learning […]

Launching Subscribathon & Voiceworks Merch!

Hello friends of Express Media! Boy do we have some massive announcements this week – not only are we running an EPIC subscriberthon between 27th Nov – 4th Dec, we have also launched pre-orders for limited edition Voiceworks merch! Here’s the sitch – for every item you purchase from the list below, your name will […]

Applications for The Kat Muscat Fellowship 2024 are now open!

  Express Media and the Muscat family are excited to announce the 2024 Kat Muscat Fellowship, offering support and development for a young writer or editor.  Kat Muscat was a brilliant young mind of the Australian writing community, whose formidable talent was demonstrated extensively through her incisive writing and perceptive editing. Kat was an integral […]

Exciting changes for Voiceworks

For more than 35 years, Voiceworks has stood as Australia’s leading youth literary magazine, offering a pathway for young creatives into the national arts and publishing landscape. Our vision is to showcase and remunerate contributors for their fresh writing, comics and artwork, whilst supporting the development of emerging editors and designers. We’re proud that over […]

Meet the Toolkits: Audio Storytelling 2023 participants

The Express Media team is so excited to announce the nine young creatives who will be taking part in the debut season of Toolkits: Audio Storytelling! Facilitated by broadcaster, writer, and educator Ruby Smith, this 12-week intensive course will guide participants through the forms, skills, and ethics of audio storytelling. It will combine theoretical approaches, […]

Meet the Toolkits: Graphic Narratives 2023 participants

The Express Media team is so excited to announce the ten young writers who will be taking part in this season of Toolkits: Graphic Narratives! Facilitated by author and cartoonist Bailey Sharp, this 12-week intensive course will explore the forms, skills, and ethics of creating graphic narratives. It will combine theoretical approaches, practical exercises, and group […]

POETRY Winner Fig Russon Jorgenson – Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers 2023

Fig Russon Jorgenson’s poem, girlfish, has been awarded The 2023 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers in the category of Poetry. Fig was presented with the award online at the National Young Writers Festival at a special event, and won a $500 cash prize, an exclusive book pack from Hachette Australia and acknowledgement of their winning entry […]

NONFICTION Winner Abhinav Ravi – Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers 2023

Abhinav Ravi’s piece, Fragmented Reflections: South Asian-Australian Identity, has been awarded The 2023 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers in the category of Nonfiction. Abhinav was presented with the award online at the National Young Writers Festival at a special event, and won a $500 cash prize, an exclusive book pack from Hachette Australia and acknowledgement of their winning […]

FICTION Winner Grace Sweet – Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers 2023

Grace Sweet’s story Paper Plates has been awarded The 2023 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers in the category of Fiction. Grace was presented with the award online at the National Young Writers Festival at a special event, and won a $500 cash prize, an exclusive book pack from Hachette Australia and acknowledgement of their winning entry […]

Announcing the 2023 winners of The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers

Express Media and Hachette Australia are excited to announce the winners of the 2023 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers – Grace Sweet, Abhinav Ravi, and Fig Russon Jorgenson! In the seventeenth year of this prize, we received an incredibly high calibre of entries from talented young writers across Australia. The fifteen shortlisted pieces each spoke […]