The prize recognises writing excellence in three categories: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction and Poetry. Entries can include writing for readers of any age.
The Prize is sponsored by Hachette Australia and administered by Express Media, Australia’s peak youth literary organisation. Shortlisted writers get the opportunity to receive mentorship from an established author. In 2020, the Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers Mentor is Will Kostakis.
- $500 courtesy of Hachette Australia
- publication of their work on the Express Media website
- their names and an acknowledgement printed in Voiceworks, Australia’s premier youth literary journal.
All fifteen shortlisted writers will:
- Be invited to participate in a writing masterclass
- Attend an exclusive Q&A with Will Kostakis
- Attend a special showcase event in October 2020
- Receive a book pack of YA Titles courtesy of Hachette Australia
The prize is judged by representatives from Hachette Australia and Express Media.
Entries are now open and close at 11:59pm AEST on Monday 17 August 2020.
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Have a question about the prize? Contact Jesse Oliver, Creative Producer, at email@example.com