Factory Feedback

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.

@SydneyStoryFactory on Instagram

It’s feeling *really* good to get back to Story Factory HQ and speak to our Storyteller in Chief Richard about all the exciting things that are happening in our #artwritelight project, collaborating with @blakdouglas and @esemprojects
Congratulations Jihad!  We're over the moon that one of our Year of Poetry writers, Jihad Yassine's poem Box has been awarded The 2021 Hachette Australia's Prize for Young Writers in the category of poetry. The prize was presented online as part of the National Young Writers Festival over the weekend.  Enjoy Jihad’s winning piece here: https://lnkd.in/gs-iuXB4  📷Jacquie Manning
It's #AustralianReadingHour celebrating #StoriesthatMatter. For us at Story Factory, our students stories matter so it's the perfect chance to reread #thecoconutchildren by Vivian Pham, who wrote this captivating tale as part of our Year of the Novella writing program.  We want to know what you're reading and getting you feeling inspired too?
Why is literacy so important? Yes, literacy lets you experience your favourite books and different worlds and perspectives, and yes - literacy allows you participate in the workforce, and share your own perspective, and opens all kinds of doors - but ultimately what literacy does is empower.  Literacy empowers individuals and improves their lives. It expands and extends their capabilities to choose the life they want for themselves.  The pandemic has been a powerful reminder of the critical importance of literacy, and the absolute imperative that all young people everywhere are empowered through literacy.  This #internationalliteracyday we'll be doing our bit to make writing fun, accessible and empowering for young people in Western Sydney, so they can experience the life-changing magic of telling their own stories.  Maybe take a moment today the think about how literacy has shaped your own life too.  📷Jim A.Baker
Tune in at 10am this Wednesday 28 July to NSW Department of Education Facebook page to catch Story Factory's own Matt Roden share some Cyborg poultry poetry tips from our much-loved Robot Bird workshops.  This free online workshop is perfect for primary school students, years 3-6. See you there bird-lovers! 🐦🐔🦅 #education #creativeeducation #creativewriting

Factory Feedback was created with, and generously supported by, the Dusseldorp Forum.

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Stories from this Program

Parting Clouds by Daniyaal

Year 12

The content below contains mature content. If you have any concerns or if you are below 13 years of age please do not continue reading. If you are above 13 years...

Life With Sisters by Ayrlie

By Ayrlie, Year 6

Chapter one  The riverside One day a young girl called Amy was asleep in her nice comfortable bed having an amazing dream. As dark turned into light and started to...

The Jungle

By Hashem, Year 7

There was a boy whose name was Dan, Dan loved the wild and liked to go hunting every weekend with his uncle Samuel. Last weekend Dan got ready to go...

EN GARDE by Lauren

By Lauren, Year 10

Upon a vast, barren field woven with forest roots was a rusted gate floating helplessly in the middle of a barren field. Blocking civilisation from what? Its gangling structure looms...

Vaccines by Dünya

By Dunya, Year 6

 A vaccine is a product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease. Vaccines are usually given through needle...

Nia: Chapter 1 by Anhaar

By Anhaar, 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 above...

SPEECH: sexual abuse + inequality against women by Remy

By Remy, Year 10

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...

ENDLESS VOID

By Lauren, Year 10

Unveiling the enchanting masterpiece,  acting as everlasting protection for species of all. Blissful tears stream down her angelic face Like cascading waterfalls.  The wind, as an orchestral conductor,  sends great...

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...

The Struggler

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

Year 6

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...

@SydneyStoryFactory on Instagram

It’s feeling *really* good to get back to Story Factory HQ and speak to our Storyteller in Chief Richard about all the exciting things that are happening in our #artwritelight project, collaborating with @blakdouglas and @esemprojects
Congratulations Jihad!  We're over the moon that one of our Year of Poetry writers, Jihad Yassine's poem Box has been awarded The 2021 Hachette Australia's Prize for Young Writers in the category of poetry. The prize was presented online as part of the National Young Writers Festival over the weekend.  Enjoy Jihad’s winning piece here: https://lnkd.in/gs-iuXB4  📷Jacquie Manning
It's #AustralianReadingHour celebrating #StoriesthatMatter. For us at Story Factory, our students stories matter so it's the perfect chance to reread #thecoconutchildren by Vivian Pham, who wrote this captivating tale as part of our Year of the Novella writing program.  We want to know what you're reading and getting you feeling inspired too?
Why is literacy so important? Yes, literacy lets you experience your favourite books and different worlds and perspectives, and yes - literacy allows you participate in the workforce, and share your own perspective, and opens all kinds of doors - but ultimately what literacy does is empower.  Literacy empowers individuals and improves their lives. It expands and extends their capabilities to choose the life they want for themselves.  The pandemic has been a powerful reminder of the critical importance of literacy, and the absolute imperative that all young people everywhere are empowered through literacy.  This #internationalliteracyday we'll be doing our bit to make writing fun, accessible and empowering for young people in Western Sydney, so they can experience the life-changing magic of telling their own stories.  Maybe take a moment today the think about how literacy has shaped your own life too.  📷Jim A.Baker
Tune in at 10am this Wednesday 28 July to NSW Department of Education Facebook page to catch Story Factory's own Matt Roden share some Cyborg poultry poetry tips from our much-loved Robot Bird workshops.  This free online workshop is perfect for primary school students, years 3-6. See you there bird-lovers! 🐦🐔🦅 #education #creativeeducation #creativewriting