The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers

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 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

Entries are now open and close at 11:59pm on Monday 17 August.

Find out more and enter here:

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