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Monday, February 16, 2015

Writing Opportunities for students

Young Writers are spoilt for choice with a wide range of opportunities and competitions that they can contribute to.

[source: via Centrum]

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, , The Age 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 

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 

Express Media
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. 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!!

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