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2019 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers

The John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers is an award open 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. The prize recognises excellence in three creative writing categories: fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

The Prize is named after, and supported by, international best-selling author John Marsden, sponsored by Hachette Australia and administered by Express Media. The prize is judged by John Marsden, alongside representatives from Hachette Australia and Express Media. The winners will be announced and presented at a special event at the 2019 Melbourne Writers Festival on Thursday 5 September 2019.

Entries close: Sunday 30 June 2019.

For more information, please visit Express Media.

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