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 new European season. 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

Closes: Next round is 2nd December 2022

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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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Fiction Factory Flash Fiction Competition

This is a call for flash fiction stories of any kind (except Childrens' and YA) that are no more than 1000 words.

Prize: £300 and publication on their website as well as in a planned anthology

Closes: 30th November 2022

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Call for Submissions: YA Magical Realism Anthology by LGBTQIA+ Authors

Fremantle Press has partnered with Get YA Words Out to produce an anthology of YA stories featuring magical realism and by LGBTQIA+ authors. 

Prize: Publication in the anthology out 2023

Closes: 30th November 2022

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Spooky Stories Competition

This is an annual competition from the KSP Writers' Centre that calls for spooky short stories that address the theme 'after midnight'.

Prize: Cash prize, certificate, a copy of the Spooky Stories anthology

Closes: 15th March 2023

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