The John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize

The John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers is a developmental award open exclusively to Australian secondary school students in categories of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Fifteen shortlisted writers receive feedback on their work, are invited to meet John Marsden, and participate in an exclusive creative writing workshop and special event at the Melbourne Writers Festival. Prize winners will also receive a $500 cash prize and a book pack courtesy of Hachette Australia.

Entries are open until 11.59pm on Sunday 30 June.

Find out more and register: https://expressmedia.org.au/programs/john-marsden-prize/

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