Memoir, Graphic Narratives, Fiction, Poetry and Digital Stories – 2019 Toolkits

Express Media is excited to open applications for the last two streams of Toolkits for 2019. Toolkits is a rigorous 12-week program for writers aged 30 and under to develop their skills in a unique and exciting online environment. In Season 1, Express Media opened applications for Toolkits: Memoir, Toolkits: Graphic Narratives and Toolkits: Fiction. […]

The 2016 John Marsden Prize Shortlist

We are excited to announce the 15 talented young writers shortlisted for The 2016 shortlist for the John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers.

Spotlight On: Alex Griffin

Want to know what it’s like to be a young writer in Western Australia? We chat to writer and editor Alex Griffin for Day 2 of National Young Writers’ Month.

NYWM: Day 2

We’re all writers here, but sometimes we hit that wall, that infamous barricade – writer’s block. In tonight’s live-streamed event, Start Your Story, Sian Campbell shows us what to do when you’ve been staring at that blank page a little too long. Editor-in-Chief of Scum Magazine – an online repository of fiction, memoir, rants and […]

Express talks to Scribe HQ

As you all work madly on your entries for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize, we thought it would be good to check in with Scribe HQ to see what insights they can give us into the prize. Why do you think nonfiction is resonating with people at the moment — what drives its popularity? Longform nonfiction […]

NYWM: Day 26

So you want to be an editor… When you really think about it, everyone is an editor in some way or another. Every single day we edit – a writer revises his manuscript, a teacher stops mid sentence to enhance clarity in his coherency, a students edits their assignment. But a professional editor doesn’t just […]