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.

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Witnessed the incredible talent of @zeadalamusic at Story Factory's Parramatta Creative Circle last Friday! 🙌🏽🎤🎶 This singer-songwriter, rapper, and poet from South West Sydney blew us away with her mesmerising performance. Thank you Z for coming to Story Factory Parramatta to connect with and inspire our community of young creators.

The Creative Circle is a series of events run by @storyfactorypublishing bringing together experienced artists with early career writers to inspire young creators (aged 15-25). Events will run on selected Friday evenings at Story Factory Parramatta from April to September 2023. DM @storyfactorypublishing to learn more.

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Are you a parent or teacher of a young writer? ✍️ Have you ever wanted to see their work published in a real book? 📕

Story Factory is offering FREE creative writing workshops for students to help them write and publish stories on their own. Our after-school workshops are facilitated by experienced educators who are passionate about helping young people improve their literacy and storytelling skills. We'll also give them access to resources and support from professional writers to empower their creativity. 📝 📚

It's FREE and easy to sign up. Visit:  https://www.storyfactory.org.au/programs/after-school-holiday-programs/

We hope to see you soon!

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WE’RE HIRING! We’re looking for an Aboriginal Engagement Manager to develop strong partnerships and understanding between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and Story Factory, to help improve outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in our programs. 

If you’re passionate about improving writing skills and educational opportunities for Indigenous young people or know someone who would be perfect for this role, head to our website to learn more: https://www.storyfactory.org.au/about/work-with-us/

Artwork by Danielle Mate.

#sydneystoryfactory #nowhiring #jobopportunity #indigenousjobs #westernsydney
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