Meet the Parliament Express 2024 participants

Launched in 2022, Parliament Express provides young writers with the opportunity to gain practical skills, receive professional mentoring and have an article published on the Parliament website.  You can read articles from previous year’s program here. The program is a series of intensive seminars delivered weekly over four weeks. Participants will meet in person at the […]

The 2024 Membership Drive is here!

We are excited to announce the 2024 Express Media Membership Drive – an awesome opportunity for writers under 30 to connect with their broader creative community, with the chance to win some epic prizes! Anyone who purchases an Express Media Annual Membership between 13th-19th May will go into the draw to WIN one of two […]

Meet the Toolkits: Non-Fiction 2024 participants

The Express Media team is so excited to announce the ten young writers who will be taking part in this season of Toolkits: Non-Fiction! Facilitated by Hasib Hourani, this online course explores forms, skills, and ethics of writing non-fiction, combining theoretical approaches and practical exercises to guide young writers through the development process. They will be […]

Meet the Toolkits: Fiction 2024 participants

The Express Media team is so excited to announce the ten young writers who will be taking part in this season of Toolkits: Fiction! Facilitated by Anna Kate Blair, this online course explores forms, skills, and ethics of writing fiction, combining theoretical approaches and practical exercises to guide young writers through the development of new work.  Young […]

Announcing the 2024 Kat Muscat Fellow!

Express Media and the Kat Muscat Fellowship Committee are thrilled to announce Xiaole Zhan as the recipient of the 2024 Kat Muscat Fellowship, which offers support and development to a young Australian writer and/or editor of an underrepresented gender. The 2024 Kat Muscat Fellowship offers professional development up to the value of $5,000 for an editorial project or work […]

The Sudden Writing Prize 2023 Winner – Maz Howard

In 2023, Express Media worked with AAWP in judging the Sudden Writing Prize. Below is the winning piece, ‘this is the earth’s Alarm system going off’ by Maz Howard. You can read the judges’ report and runner-ups here. this is the earth’s Alarm system going off Maz Howard After Chris Jordan’s Midway   this is […]

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, […]