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The 2022 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers

Date: Mon May 30 2022 9:00 am to Sun August 7 2022 11:59 pm

The 2022 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.

In 2022, submissions open on 30th May and close at 11:59PM AEST Sunday 7th August.

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 2022, the Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers Mentor is Zana Fraillon!

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 is judged by representatives from Hachette Australia and Express Media.

PRIZE DETAILS

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 Zana Fraillon
  • Receive a book pack of YA Titles courtesy of Hachette Australia

For more information or to submit an entry, visit Express Media’s Submittable.

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