NYWM: Day One

It feels like there should be blaring trumpets to accompany this post… National Young Writers’ Month begins today! Here at Express Media headquarters we’ve been preparing for this day for quite some time. What can you expect over the next 30 days? Loads of support and advice to help you set and reach a unique […]

NYWM: Travelling Story – Sami Yildirim

Today’s contribution to the NYWM Travelling Story will be written by Sami Yildirim. Sami Yildirim (14, Ivanhoe VIC) attends University High School in the year 10 accelerated program. He has always had a passion for reading and recently discovered a similar passion for writing. He will very much enjoy participating in the travelling story and […]

Libraries ACT

Libraries ACT are giving us more reason to celebrate during June, with a month long amnesty on library fines in exchange for food donations for Oz Harvest Canberra. From 1 – 30 June 2012 Libraries ACT members are encouraged to return any overdue library material, and to donate tins or packets of non-perishable food in exchange for fines […]

Bendigo Weekly

Yes, yes, yes… another opportunity that closes soon. The Bendigo Weekly are looking for a young journalist to join their team. Interested parties better hurry because applications for the position close on June 1. See their advertisement for more details.

Walkley Media Talks: Foreign Correspondence

Yep, it’s another event happening before NYWM kicks off! Head to the State Library of NSW for a talk from leading foreign correspondents Brian Thomson from SBS and the BBC’s Nick Bryant on May 30. Check The Walkley Foundation website for details.  

Cadetship Opportunity

Yet more opportunities closing before NYWM begins. Have you recently graduated from a journalism or media degree? There is a cadetship opportunity at Fairfax newspaper The Port Stephens Examiner. Applications close June 1, 2012. See the job ad for details.

Writers Victoria

Yet another opportunity that closes before National Young Writers’ Month even begins. How rude! If you are an emerging writer, you have the chance to get yourself one of three spots at the Glenfern writers’ studio for three months as part of the Glenfern Fellowship. Check out the Writers Victoria site for details. Applications close […]

Katharine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction Award 2012

  Speculative Fiction Award closes this Friday!Friday 25 May, 5.00pm The Katharine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction competition has run since 1998, with many winners going on to successful careers as science fiction and fantasy authors. The competition is open to all Australian residents. A fee of $7.00 per story applies for all Open Category entries. […]

Advertiser Young Writers Awards

Here’s one for school students in South Australia. The Advertiser’s annual Young Writers Awards are now open to students from reception to year 12. Check out the website here, but make sure you get entries in as soon as possible as the competition closes on May 31.

Twitch at the Tasmanian Writers Centre

This time last year when we unleashed our very first National Young Writers’ Month on an unsuspecting public, there was no such thing as Twitch. Since then, the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre have put in some serious work on creating opportunities for young Tassie writers to get involved in their local scene and to have a […]