Writing Tournament

A free, not-for-profit writing competition for young writers which simulates the journey of a professional author.

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Well done to all!

The anthology is now available….

All author readings of selected stories on the:

Writing Tournament YouTube Channel.

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

Longlist Announced

Shortlist Announced

Winners Have Been Announced: Click Here!

Anthology released: October / November 2022 – Notification via Writing Tournament Newsletter

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…

2021 anthology available by clicking on image.
Finalist Judges

Winners and readings from the 2021 Writing Tournament

YouTube Channel

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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Interview with the 2021 category winners, Esther & Lena.

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