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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.

Submissions of fiction or nonfiction may be up to 3,000 words in length.

Submissions of poetry may be up to 100 lines in length.


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‚Äôs premier youth literary journal.

All fifteen shortlisted writers will:

  • Be invited to participate in a writing masterclass
  • Attend an exclusive Q&A with Danielle Binks
  • Receive a book pack of YA Titles courtesy of Hachette Australia

Closing date: Thursday 12 August 2021.

For more information, please visit Express Media’s website.

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