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

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

My Leah

By Atoc, Year 11

The content below contains mature themes and adult themes. If you have any concerns or if you are below 12 years of age please do not continue reading. If you are above 15 years and age and wish to continue reading, please scroll down the page.

Zero

By Aliyah, Year 10

“Wouldn’t you rather get rid of them than be on the run for the rest of our lives?” I countered. “I already have a feeling of where to go next, if we so decide,” Seven remained neutral on the matter.

Anne Frank Analysis

By Lauren, Year 9

Anne Frank’s epistolary, monologic text, ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’ reveals the workings of her mind as she, along with her family, copes with real life events inside and outside the annexe during World War 2.

The Tree that once Bloomed

By Emilie, Year 7

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THE PAST PIZZA

By Brad, Year 7

Ahh yes, finally I have finished my magnificent creation although it took me 30 years. It is now completely capable of carrying people, said old man file.

Conveyance of Relevant Themes

By Joshua, Year 9

Anne Frank’s monologic epistolary “The Diary of a Young Girl” details the experience of the eponymous character during her time in hiding as a young teenage Jewish girl in Amsterdam, amid the horrors of WW2.

Conscription

By Atoc, Year 11

William and I had been best friends since I could remember. When we were toddlers, we used to walk around in our nappies together.

Wanton Thursdays

By Atoc, Year 11

The content below contains mature themes and strong language. If you have any concerns or if you are below 12 years of age please do not continue reading.

Silk and Cotton

By Atoc, Year 11

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Street Boy

By Amuor, Year 11

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No more Child Marriage

By Lauren, Year 9

“I want to tell all the women who are suffering abuse to be strong.” – Aisha Bibi Aisha, an 18-year-old Afghan girl, was married to her husband when she was only 14. After being beaten up countless times and treated like a slave, she decided to run away from her home.

The Beaumee Wood

By Pratha, Year 7

After a day at the Beaumee Preparatory School, Lorelei was bone tired. So tired, she wasn’t up for going for a walk after school. As always, her best friend, the ever peppy Toralie Peipay, was there to drag her on a walk.

1788 The Year No One Talks About

By Lambotharan, Year 8

1788, the dreaded year it all started. A child named Alinta and her friend were playing near the seaside. Alinta had beautiful dirty blonde hair, was good at sports and always smiled. She had many friends, but her best friend was Kirra.

The Colour of Melancholy

By Amisha, Year 11

Having met with failure once more, I walk across the street as I return to reality. I was to make a deal for my art, a rather dull piece of canvas stained with varying hues of mauve on sable, presenting the image of a woman.

If I Survive

By Atoc, Year 11

30th of April 1915 Days like this are days when we try to blur the memories of death. But we will never forget them as the horrifying reality of war scars us mentally and physically.

@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/