Young Writers are spoilt for choice with a wide range of opportunities and competitions that they can contribute to.
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Letters to the Editor
Do you feel passionate about an issue, submit a concise summary of your position on an issue to the editor of The Australian, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/letters , The Age http://www.theage.com.au/comment/the-age-letters or the Leader Newspaper in your local community.
Contribute to an interest area
Do you have an opinion on a new Album or movie? Send your thoughts into Beat Magazine http://www.beat.com.au/content/contact-us
Oz Kids in Print
Provides students with the opportunity to submit their work for publication into their quarterly magazine and they publish a Young Australian
There are a number of publications that young writers can contribute to:
Look Locally, what is your local council doing?
Dandenong Ranges Autumn Writers Festival has writing opportunities for all students and also adults throughout May. http://www.autumnauthors.com/events/autumn-authors-writing-competition/ Many Municipalities have writing festivals which give students the opportunity to submit their writing and you don't need to be a resident of the municipality.
Charlotte Duncan Award 2015 opens on 1 February 2015 and closes 30 April 2015
Award for a short story for young readers aged 9-12 years. This award has been established in the memory of Charlotte Duncan to raise funds for the neo-natal unit at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital. Entry fee: $9.90 per story. 1st prize - $75, 2nd prize - $50, 3rd prize - $25. Winning entries will be published on the Celapene Press website.
2015 Dorothea MacKellar (National) Poetry Prize opens on 1 March and closes 30 June 2015
Available for all students, they can submit up to three poems EACH.
Many schools do poetry in Year 9 and this is, an excellent opportunity for students to get published. Schools pay equivalent of $1-2 per entry.
2015 Short and Twisted Anthology
Lots of opportunity for poetry and short stories to be submitted. Free to entry.
Enjoy your writing!!