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 […]

State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award

Today isn’t just the day we kick off the NYWM website, it’s also the day entries open for the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award. With a top prize of $2,000 and a heap of exposure to boot there is no excuse not to submit your own piece of original writing if you are […]

Tim Winton Award for Young Writers

Before National Young Writers’ Month even manages to kick off there is one fantastic opportunity heading your way if you reside in Western Australia. The Tim Winton Award for Young Writers is open to students aged 5-18 who reside in WA. Check out the website for more details. Entries close on May 27, so get […]

Scissors Paper Pen in June

For the Canberra-based writers, there is a pretty sweet gig heading your way. Scissors Paper Pen will be joining with Amnesty International to present At Arms Length on June 29 at the ANU Food Co-op. Check out the Upcoming page on the SPP website for details closer to the date.

Emerging Writers’ Festival

Excited about National Young Writers’ Month kicking off soon? So are we. But even before the craziness of NYWM descends upon us, you can get your writing whistle whet at the Emerging Writers’ Festival, which runs from May 24 to June 3.That’s under a week away! For those of you too far away to make […]

SMH Young Writer Award

Entries are now open for the Sydney Morning Herald Young Writers Award 2012. Submissions of 700-1,000 words from students in high schools from years 10-12 are accepted, with this year’s Young Writer Trigger of flight. Check out the website for guidelines, hints and tips. Entries close June 18, 2012.