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

My first cool pet ever that saved the town by Natalie

By Natalie, Year 6

A old grumpy man that lived alone and moved houses to get closer to the shopping market, then when he moved he was so lonely beside he would sleep all...

The Curse on the Girl by Natalie

By Natalie, Year 6

Once there lived a girl whose parents were ghosts. Nobody else weren’t able to see her parents beside her. This girl is named Marghosta. She is half ghost half human...

The Lion Roars by Natalie

By Natalie, Year 6

Once there lived a lion that wasn’t able to roar so his father kept showing him but still no use for 5 years. So the father lion bought him to...

A Step Closer to Freedom by Joshua

By Joshua, Year 10

The content below contains mature content and adult themes. If you have any concerns or if you are below 13 years of age please do not continue reading. If you are above...

The Bully by Faraiba

By Faraiba, Year 9

The content below contains mature content and adult themes. If you have any concerns or if you are below 13 years of age please do not continue reading. If you are...

The Beginning by Holly

By Holly, Year 8

The content below contains mature content and adult themes. If you have any concerns or if you are below 13 years of age please do not continue reading. If you are...

Over one word by Lana

By Lana, Year 9

The content below contains mature content and adult themes. If you have any concerns or if you are below 13 years of age please do not continue reading. If you are above...

Call it a scar by Lana

By Lana, Year 9

The content below contains mature content and adult themes. If you have any concerns or if you are below 13 years of age please do not continue reading. If you are above...

The Dangerous Ocean by Sama

By Sama, Year 6

Crystal and Lia are going on a trip to the massive  ocean.They are going there to take some beautiful pictures of the  massive ocean to share with their friends and...

Living on the streets by Lana

By Lana, Year 9

Being poor is never something you choose to be. It’s exhausting to have to avoid meals because you want to feed your family’s younger siblings. Not being able to curl...

THE UNWANTED BURDEN by Saima

By Saima, Year 12

Abes had hated dirty Chicago with its ugliest, uninteresting and lifeless streets since the day he arrived there. He was very clumsy and brutally honest which obviously meant that he...

Volcanic Eruptions by Dünya

By Dünya, Year 6

A volcano is a mountain that opens downward to a pool of molten rock below the surface of the earth. Sixty percent of all active volcanoes occur at the boundaries...

Hanuman by Robbin

By Robbin, Year 6

This is the story of Pawanputra Hanuman, the mighty monkey-god. Do you know how he was born? The story of his birth is as fascinating as his mighty deeds. But...

The Change by Iftekhar

By Iftekhar, Year 8

It’s been like this since primary school. I was like an old broken chair that sat in the corner of the classroom that no one wanted or ever went near,...

The Cells by Chloie

By Chloie, Year 10

The cells our bodies bleed into the earth’s surface—  Flowers embed themselves into our bones, wrapping us up tightly, preparing the decay. The lilies of the valley sway around us, ...

@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