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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Are you an English teacher at a high school? Or a primary teacher? Would you like a chance to WIN ONE OF TEN $100 VISA GIFT CARDS!  We’re conducting a survey in partnership with 100 Story Building in Melbourne and 826 National in the US. Your answers will help us identify challenges and gaps in the area of creative writing teaching so we can together improve the way we provide quality writing instruction to the young voices of today. Complete the survey by June 30th for a chance to win one of the $100 gift cards.  Follow the link in our bio to complete the survey now.  📷 Jacquie Manning

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

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Stories from this Program

Critical Analysis by Joshua

By Joshua, Year 10

The basis of a fictional universe is the author’s interpretation of reality, evident in Clare Atkins’ cyclical, multi-narrative novel ‘Between Us’. The story narrates the experiences of an Iranian refugee,...

Geography by Joshua

By Joshua, Year 10

I am discussing the Borneo Rainforest, also known as the Borneo lowland rain forests, and the problems it has faced and the growing struggle to confront these issues.  The Borneo...

The Baker’s Daughter by Khushbakht Kamran

By Khushbakht, Year 8

Dirty cups on the dresser Empty cans on the shelves,  An unmade bed Making the displeasure come alive,   Books in places they shouldn’t be Drawings on the wall Browsers...

My Little Brother by Yousef

By Yousef, Year 4

Last year I found out that my mum was pregnant. I jumped with happiness and I felt excited and I said “finally God answered my prayers to have a little...

I’m Scared of Nothing by Gemma

By Gemma, Year 2

I’m Gemma. I’m 8. I was watching a horror movie. I’m scared of nothing. It was a dark and spooky night. I heard something outside. Then it was silence. So I...

Giraffe By Tiba

By Tiba, Stage 3

Hi, if you are wondering where you are, then you are in the toy world and I am a giraffe. So in the toy world you have to be careful...

Bellawra’s Journey by Leana

By Leana, Stage 3

Bella was remembering the times when she used to play with her older brother’s outside on the bright green grass. Now all that’s left is yellow and the brown patches...

Naughty Lilianna Learns a Lesson by Leana

By Leana, Stage 3

Who was afraid of who so let’s tell you.  Lillianna was a big responsible girl afraid of the big wide world she grew up with in her castle walls. She...

The Evil Scientist by Leana

By Leana, Stage 3

Part 1 Once upon a time in 2016 a small toddler, wife and husband. Their names were Lisa, Andrea and Ali. Their surname was Latina. One day they were sit-in...

Tuko and the Birds by Leana

By Leana, Stage 3

The Philippines consist of 7107 Islands spread in the Western Pacific Ocean of south-east Asia period according to Legends karma a giant once hurled  a huge rock into the sky...

Christmas by Tai’leira

By Tai'leira, Year 5

Wind whisper, storms fade away, Snow floats down to stay, Houses awake for the day, All come together and say ‘happy holiday’.   From far to wide, North to south...

Untitled by Renand

By Renand

The hidden door On a dark stormy night there was a young girl looking out of the window all alone.She had brown hair and bright blue eyes. She was left...

THE SPOOKY HOUSE by Mina

By Mina, Year 4

Once upon a time there was a boy called  JOSEPH, a boy called JACOB and a girl called ANNA ,they went trick  or treating at night time to  eat candy...

Why I love my mummy by Natalie

By Natalie, Year 6

Why I love my mummy  I love her because she would read me stories before bed so it could help me go to sleep.  She would help me with homework when...

My home is the sun by Natalie

By Natalie, Year 6

Hello my name is Tracy. If you would like to know where I was born it would be in the sky. No joke, my mother was an astronaut. She was...

@SydneyStoryFactory on Instagram

Are you an English teacher at a high school? Or a primary teacher? Would you like a chance to WIN ONE OF TEN $100 VISA GIFT CARDS!  We’re conducting a survey in partnership with 100 Story Building in Melbourne and 826 National in the US. Your answers will help us identify challenges and gaps in the area of creative writing teaching so we can together improve the way we provide quality writing instruction to the young voices of today. Complete the survey by June 30th for a chance to win one of the $100 gift cards.  Follow the link in our bio to complete the survey now.  📷 Jacquie Manning