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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Calling all young writers!  Would you like to –
Have your work published?
Win cash prizes?
Be mentored by an amazing writer?  This year Story Factory turns 10! To mark this occasion, we’re running a competition to find the best young writers in diverse communities across Australia. Entry is open to primary and high school students, and anyone who’s ever done a Story Factory workshop.  The Story Factory 10th Anniversary Writing Prize is generously supported by UBS.  Find out more and enter now! 
https://www.storyfactory.org.au/programs/writing_prize/

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

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Stories from this Program

A Fall in the Train

By Jonathan, Year 5

The train carriage was large as a 5 star hotel room and electric train tracks rumbled like huge thunder as the train sped off at lightning speed. The stench of the train resembled rotting flesh and the passengers were furious and angry when Gerald and Harry were swinging on the handrails.

Gone

By Pratha, Year 8

23 days after the accident. I still can’t believe that I’ve spent 3 weeks without Vivienne and it still hurts to think that she’s gone. The memories come back to me, piece by piece. I write them down so my scattered brain can take the time to remember my last moments with her.

Perfidious

By Mariam, Year 11

There was a change. A change everyone was expecting but refused to acknowledge. It was our fault. The Government put what they called a “great amount of money, time, effort and research”, but for some reason, they couldn’t do anything to stop it. “Reduce your plastic usage”, they said, “use energy-efficient appliances”, “reduce your waste”, “renewable energy”, “cut down on carbon emissions”. But no one listened, they just found ways around it.

Secure Your Baggage

By Kareem, Year 10

He then woke up in the midst of the dark, angry and hopelessly confused about the time. ‘What’s the time’, Jerry thought, as he slowly reached over to his charging iPhone. ‘3-A-M’, Jerry exclaimed in a soft murmur. Eagerly wanting to go back to his peaceful sleep, he gently slammed his head into the soft, cold, white pillow, inadvertently causing a subtle creak from the iron mattress springs.

Smart Watch

By Saad, Year 6

The reason I started this invention was because I was bothered by holding my phone all the time and after a while my hands started to hurt so badly. Before I came up with a smartwatch my hands hurt so bad, having to hold the phone was so annoying because my hand hurt a lot.

The Wealthy Boy

By Zohreh, Year 8

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The Big Day

By Mahdieh, Year 6

I opened the door and the loud music blasted my ears ,I was blinded by the colourful lights. My heart began beating so fast as if I was on a roller coaster. People were dancing in their glittering shiny dresses. Today I knew I was going to beat Phenoplie….I had to beat her.

The Strange Hallway

By Chioma, Year 5

“AHHHH! I’M LATE FOR SCHOOL! I NEED TO HURRY!” Screamed Leo. He ate his breakfast, put on his clothes and ran off to school. “Phew, I made it here!” Sighed Leo.

Croak the Frog

By Marianne, Year 7

Engraves the pain to Croak the Frog The world tears down its shelter Home is crushed by the greed Will you dare saving Croak the Frog?

The Dapper Narwal

By Maaz, Year 4

On a Sunday afternoon there was a leaping dolphin that lived far, far away in the zoo that had no visitors, no visitors even went to the zoo. Then one day in the newspaper, it said that the Dapper Narwhal disappeared in the zoo no one knew where it had gone, so I went to the zoo to ask them how it looked and what its name was.

Life of Refugees

By Tanisha, Year 5

Explosions howled across the vast land surrounding me. Bombs invaded my country. As humans shouted for survival, I ran for the wooden deck just above sea level. A boat almost full, was drifting just near. My hear ached with pleasure.

The Dream

By Saad, Year 5

One sunday afternoon, I was just chilling out reading a pokemon book. When I finished the book I went to my laptop to play minecraft with my annoying brothers, suddenly a bunch of voices started screaming at me, When I saw parts of my laptop and itself screaming at me to tell me something.

Shakespeare’s Legacy

By Lauren, Year 10

William Shakespeare’s extremely significant legacy has been left behind for our present and future world. This is thoroughly demonstrated through his 2000 coined words and phrases, his well known progression plots, his expansion of expectations on language and his substantial influence on dramatists and movies/films to incorporate his universal themes.

Abuse Speech

By Lauren, Year 10

Can you imagine your own pet rabbit was killed for experimentation to be used for makeup cosmetics? Neither can I. In 2012, more than 35% of rabbits were murdered for ‘practical experimentation purposes’ including drugs, cosmetics, personal care and chemicals. Can you believe many innocent animals such as dogs are killed?

up up and away

By Lauren, Year 10

the feeling of you in my hands that 1 little piece of strand don’t let go, don’t let go seeing you makes my heart glow I always fell deep into your eyes you would never lie

@SydneyStoryFactory on Instagram

Calling all young writers!  Would you like to –
Have your work published?
Win cash prizes?
Be mentored by an amazing writer?  This year Story Factory turns 10! To mark this occasion, we’re running a competition to find the best young writers in diverse communities across Australia. Entry is open to primary and high school students, and anyone who’s ever done a Story Factory workshop.  The Story Factory 10th Anniversary Writing Prize is generously supported by UBS.  Find out more and enter now! 
https://www.storyfactory.org.au/programs/writing_prize/