Opportunities for Young Writers

Flash Lab

Night Parrot Press is an independent publisher in Perth. Their Flash Lab is open to young writers aged 12-17, where flash fiction pieces under 500 words have a chance to be published on their website - a new story is published every week!

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Furious Fiction

55 hours. 500 words. Run by the Australian Writers Centre, Furious Fiction occurs on the first Friday of each month. You will be provided with a set of prompts and have the weekend to write your short story. Open to writers 17 and over.

Prize: $500 to the winner. Shortlisted entries are published on the website

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Published by Express Media, Voiceworks is a national quarterly journal that features exciting new writing and art by young Australians. People under the age of 25 have the chance to publish their fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and comics. The journal is available in most states of Australia but unfortunately not WA yet. You can purchase the journal online.

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IndigoTeen Magazine

IndigoTeen is publication created by teenagers for teenagers. They are accepting text and imagery submissions, from short stories, essays, comics, fanfiction, artwork, and more!

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Poem Forest

Red Room Poetry's Poem Forest is open once again for entries! For every poem entered, a tree is planted. Several categories are open to students (and teachers!) and there are poetry writing resources on the website.

Prize: Various, including book packs and cash

Closes: 22nd September 2023

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Armadale Writers' Award

Open to writers over 18, the Armadale Writers' Award is an annual writing competition open to WA writers. Entries of creative prose must be between 1000 and 3000 words and be original work.

Prize: Cash prizes

Closes: 30th September 2023

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Healthy Poem Competition

This one is run by us thanks to our partner, Healthway! Submit a poem no more than 20 lines on the theme of healthy eating.

Prize: Three winners will receive $100 each

Closes: 24th October 2023

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