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The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers

Express Media

Event Date: 1 July 2020 to 17 August 2020
Author / Presenters: Express Media

Entries are now open and close at 11:59pm AEST on Monday 17 August 2020. Read the guidelines and submit here.
The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers is a developmental award open to Australian secondary school-aged students across the nation.
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.
The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers gives young writers the opportunity to hone their skills under the guidance of some of Australia’s favourite authors. The Prize aims to ignite passion for creative writing and poetry in the minds of Australia’s secondary school students, and to encourage them to pursue writing and publishing opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.
The prize winner in each category will receive:
  • $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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