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 […]

Meet the Toolkits: Poetry 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: Poetry! Facilitated by writer and editor Brayden Gilmartin, this 12-week intensive course will guide participants through the forms, functions, histories and uses of poetry, combining theoretical approaches, practical exercises and group workshops. The […]

Hachette Australia Prize Shortlist 2023

We are thrilled to announce the shortlisted writers for this year’s Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry categories!

Announcing Toolkits Season 2!

Toolkits is a 12-week online course for creatives aged 30 and under to develop their skills, workshop, and connect with other writers.

The Sudden Writing Prize is open for entries!

Express Media is thrilled to be partnering again with the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) to present the 2023 Sudden Writing Prize for emerging writers under 25!