Message from the State Library of Queensland:

Know a young writer with a story to tell?

There are just three weeks left for aspiring young writers to enter their short story in State Library of Queensland’s annual Young Writers Award for the opportunity to WIN great prizes and kick-start their literary career!

The competition is open to Queensland residents in two age categories:

  • 15–17 year olds (stories 1,500 words or less) – WIN an Apple iPad Air 2, an iTunes gift voucher and professional development opportunities
  • 18–25 year olds (stories 2,500 words or less) – WIN $2,000, a Brisbane Writers Festival pack and professional development opportunities

Entries close Friday 17 July.

Visit the website for entry details, tips on writing a short story, and to read past winning stories.


Note: The Young Writers Award is supported by Queensland Writers Centre, Brisbane Writers Festival, and The Australian Writer’s Marketplace.