A free, not-for-profit writing competition for young writers which simulates the journey of a professional author.
Writing Tournament 2022 now closed and the finalist’s round is in progress. Good luck!
All author readings of selected stories on the:
Two special YouTube videos read by the authors.
Steel People by Maria
Ile Ominira: Home of Freedom by Olunimi Sonowo
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Writing Tournament 2022
Winners Announced: 12th October 2022
Anthology released: October 2022
Prizes: 1st $200 2nd $50 3rd $25 + your story in print. Click here for prizes in full. (Prize money is in AUD)
Submission terms & conditions: Click here to make sure your story makes the grade before you write / submit it.
The Judges & Editor: Click images for more information…
Winners and readings from the 2021 Writing Tournament
Congratulations to the winners for 2021
Age 8-12 category:
1st. Esther Li for Judie to Geordie
2nd. Caleb Scherrer for A Harsh World
3rd. Daisy Doyle for The Horse in the Attic
Age 13-16 category:
1st. Lena Killalea for The Mournful Diary
2nd. Lindsey Andrew for Cures
3rd. William Ellis for Lost
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