Young writers (aged 7-17)
Get Your Start as a Professional Writer
Story Factory is seeking young writers (aged 7-17) who love writing and have something to say to submit their writing for publication for our newest program – Factory Feedback.
This program is designed to support, champion and amplify the voices of the brilliant young people of Australia.
We will work with you to edit and develop your writing (both fiction and non-fiction) and then publish successful submissions on our website, as well as pay a small honorarium for your work.
We’re looking for shorter pieces suitable for publishing online on our website. We’d love to read your three-volume novel but it’s a bit tricky to publish online so we may suggest publishing an extract of longer work submitted. Up to 1000 words is a good fit, as a guideline.
We’ll ask for your name, age, address and school to check your eligibility for this program as part of the application process.
Factory Feedback is our vote of confidence in the voices of young people.
Factory Feedback was created with, and generously supported by, the Dusseldorp Forum.
Stories from this Program
The Weird Dream by Sama
By Sama, Year 6
One day a girl called Sandy woke up in a huge forest. She had no idea why she was there. She started shouting for help but no one responded, she...
Dogs are better than cats by Yousef
By Yousef, Year 4
I believe that dogs are better than cats because dogs make you happy and relaxed and when you are sad they will cheer you up. Dogs protect you from danger....
Cuttlefish by Dünya
By Dunya, Year 6
Cuttlefish are intelligent invertebrates (animals without backbones) that live in seas and oceans. Like their closest cousins, octopuses and squid, they are molluscs. I found Cuttlefish very interesting to write...
Where Did Ginger Go by Dünya
By Dunya, Year 6
I was called to the scene of a crime by a devastated young lady. All I could hear over the phone were sobs of sadness. This young lady said that...
By Jake, Year 9
The content below contains mature content and adult themes. If you have any concerns or if you are below 13 years of age please do not continue reading. If you are...
Wendy the Wheelchair Girl by Mina
By Mina, Year 4
One day there was a girl called Wendy in high school. A girl called Tracey was always a bully. She used to call Wendy,”Wendy the wheelchair girl” then Tracey’s friend...
Basketball by Christian
Introduction Slam! The audience cheer with excitement after the first dunk was done, my body was exhausted after the first round of the basketball game. The referee blowed his whistle...
The Racial Gate by Merna
By Merna, Year 9
“We don’t want you here.” “Stay away.” I collapse at the things they say. The school kids live in freedom and run around My youthful imagination plummets to the ground...
Before It’s Too Late
By Mya, Year 10
I live a life of luxury, A roof over my head, Water, Plenty of food A separate room, just for my bed...
Hi. I am Maryam and I do my teeth every day and I like to do my teeth and my teeth have been white.
On one awesome day, I went to my grandma’s house and I saw my cousin there so we decided to play a game. We started reading so many books.
Hi. I am Mirna. I do my homework every day and I like to do my homework in my house and if I am finished I will play and I will be happy.
One time there was a cow and the cow was very sad because her baby was lost in the mountain.
Every day I sit by myself in my room and practice writing. In the morning after we eat breakfast, me and my sister go to the park and we play together on the slide or sometimes we play soccer.
Hi, I like to eat apples and strawberries. I like cats and dogs and my teddy bear.