The 2020 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers Fiction Winner- Soledad Musk

Soledad Musk’s story My Mother Wanda has been awarded The 2020 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers in the category of fiction. Soledad 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 […]

Meet the young writers of Toolkits: Fiction

We’re stoked to be finishing off Season One of Toolkits 2019 with 8 talented young writers from across Australia, participating in Toolkits: Fiction! In the programs fourth year, we received many applications, making the selection process a difficult one.  For 12 weeks, these young writers will be learning the ins and outs of creative writing […]

NYWM: Day 6

It’s time to address a writer’s worst nightmare: writer’s block. Let’s be honest, we’ve all suffered from it before, and unfortunately this condition strikes us at the worst of times, usually when the ideas are flowing and our writing is in tip top shape. Stumbling upon it is like hitting a brick wall: it hurts […]

NYWM Writer Profile: Amelia Dunn

  Name: Amelia Dunn Age: 19 State: Victoria What is your NYWM goal?  I want to be able to spread the word about my unpublished work. I’ve almost completed two different novels and I want to know about the industry. I want people to see my work before it’s out there so they know what I’m about. What […]

NYWM: Day 4

Today we’re going to talk about writing short stories. Before we begin, let’s clear one thing up first: short stories are not easier to write than regular fiction stories. In fact, they are more difficult to write because of the concise structure and length. Unlike regular fiction stories, there is no time for dilly dally, nor […]

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 […]