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 Christmas Truce
By Tahlia, Year 10
I look and see up high, Planes dropping bombs amid our cry, Bullets pierce our ears like animals tearing through prey...
The Perfect Boy
By Olivia, Year 10
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By Lauren, Year 10
Shanghai, China, which is also known as ‘Oriental Paris’, is China’s biggest, richest and most popular city. Shanghai’s location coordinates are 31.2304° N, 121.4737° E and is in the continent, Asia. In 2018, there were approximately 24.24 million people living there in which there could be around 25 million people till this day.
Hansel and Gretly
By Larissa, Year 6
Once upon a time there were two children named Hansel and Gretly. Their mum was an evil witch who takes children from the woods and tricks them into coming into her candy home, to eat them like a potato.
By Shawn, Year 4
I like trees from root to leaf they produce oxygen also coat us with with shade
The Sumatran Tiger
By Scarlett, Year 5
The Sumatran tiger is a mammal. Its size is up to 2.4m long and it’s 118kg. It is also a carnivore.
The World We Live In
By Marianne, Year 6
The people say the world is turning Shining the way the moon does The people, the world Where do you stay? Neighbourhood, where do you turn to?
By Robert, Year 12
Fire rose throughout the buildings, reaching for the skies as a two story wooden building collapsed against the Earth and the ground shook. It spewed smoke into the air with its ember rushed into the wind, falling like rain, stinging my eyes.
The Halloween Carnival
By Lilli, Year 4
One day my friends and I went to the Halloween carnival. We went to the carnival at 6pm. We were excited! We saw a funny clown do tricks. We also saw some witches and cats doing tricks.
By Ella, Year 4
Warning sirens about to blow your ears off while you keep desperately walking to escape. While the sirens increase in sound every step you take you're in absolute horror.
The Website that turned Me into 0’s and 1’s
By Utsab, Year 6
The headset flicks off my ears and bangs onto the table, where I eat my food and my computer is. Whew, another 2 hour recording session done! It’s hard being a YouTuber for my fans, even with a tonne of homework to do.
By Tahlia, Year 6
I was standing looking out the window to see the magnificent view of New York City. It was a cold, windy autumn day. I gazed out of the window again to see thousands of yellow taxis go up and down Maple Avenue.
By Saman, Year 9
I am awoken by the beam of light blinding my eyes. “Who turned on the lights?” I demanded. "Me", a plaintive voice responded from the doorway. It was Oliver, "I need to go to the bathroom," he continued, “Can you come with me?”
By Larissa, Year 6
As the wrinkles and smile lines hug her face the Zimbabwean lady stares down the camera lens with big, dull gray lifeless eyes.
Through Open Doors
By Lidija, Year 10
As Mateo Ashrina walked through the lonely valley, he wondered if he should ever return to the slums he called home. There had never been a mortal that went through the gates of Allah, and lived to tell the tale, but then again, Allah had never seen a half-breed such as him.