Opportunities for Young Writers


by Red Room Poetry

Created by Red Room Poetry, in partnership with The Australian Botanic Garden, POEM FOREST deepens our connection with nature by inviting students and communities to use their words to make positive climate action. For every nature poem received a tree is planted to help heal habitats and create a POEM FOREST for future generations.

All POEM FOREST Prize entries will be published and in the running for $5,000 worth of prizes, including $500 cash for each category, book packs from Copyright Agency and Magabala Books, as well as Garden tours, trees and publication opportunities. Competition closes 17 September 2021.

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Books That Made Us

by Voiceworks, the ABC and The Wheeler Centre

Voiceworks, in collaboration with the ABC and The Wheeler Centre, invites students to submit a short piece of fiction (up to 300 words) on the theme of Landscape. You can reflect on people, power and place in any landscape, whether it's environmental, political, emotional or imaginative.

8-10 winners will have the opportunity to develop their stories for publication in a series of workshops lead by experienced facilitators and Australian authors before sharing it with Voiceworks and ABC readers. This initiative is supported by The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Competition closes 4 October 2021.

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