Poetry in Film Festival 2012 wants you

PIFF is on the hunt for the feature poem to be interpreted into 4-7 minute short films. PIFF is open to filmmakers from around Australia. The best submissions will be screened in November this year in Palace Cinemas around the country. This year’s theme is ‘The Future Imagined’ and the poem can be up to […]

The Westside Writers’ Group ‘Westside Jr’ publication

Westside Jr. Vol 4: Coming to Voice – this is the final edition of the Westside Jr. series, a publication devoted to sourcing the younger writers of Western Sydney. In this special edition BYDS is teaming up with the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation to produce a publication that combines the works of new and […]

Get involved with the National Young Writers’ Festival

JUST DO IT. Look at what you’d be missing out on if you didn’t go. If you want, you can volunteer. 27—30 September 2012. The National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) occurs annually in the city of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, over the New South Wales’ Labour Day Holiday Weekend in late September/early October. It […]

NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) Young Writers Studio

Discover and practice different ways of creating effective characters and original stories. Develop a short play or screenplay under the guidance of tutors and build confidence and skills. Each term concludes with readings of work by guest actors. Entry to this course is by interview. Interview date: Sunday 1 July Visit http://www.nida.edu.au/NidaCustomisation/CourseList.aspx?TYP=336#4961 for full details

The Emerging Writer: An Insider’s Guide to Your Writing Journey

Check out (and purchase) the Emerging Writers’ Festival’s publication. It’s literally the most valuable commodity on the planet for a young writer. The Emerging Writer: An Insider’s Guide to Your Writing Journey Every writer has to find their own way to emerge – there is no set route, no absolute path and no road that […]

Hilarie Lindsay Awards for Young Writers (Poetry)

Entries are sought from schoolchildren in the following categories. Section 1 Years 10, 11 & 12 max 60 lines Prize $200 Section 2 Years 7, 8 & 9 max 40 lines Prize $175 Section 3 Years 5 & 6 max 40 lines Prize $175 Section 4 Years 4 and under max 20 lines Prize $50 […]

7th Annual Sydney Youth Writing Competition for Primary School Students

Enter your story, poem, play, script or free choice and you could win great prizes such as short courses at NIDA and The Writing Workshop, ATYP, books from Scholastic and Cambridge University Press, book vouchers from Ariel Books, kites from Kite Magic, and more. This year the signature words are key, face and cloud. Your entry must include at […]

Stringybark Seven Deadly Sins Short Fiction Award 2012

The Stringybark Seven Deadly Sins Short Fiction Award 2012 is awarded for a short story that relates to one (or more) of the seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony; greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride/vanity. Stringybark Short Story Awards cordially invites all writers, including our international friends, to put their hand to writing a short story in 1500 words or […]