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
My Birthday by Jaymi
By Jaymi, Year 6
I sit at the table, as it was my birthday, What a day to be happy, hip hip hooray. I see the beautiful cake, I could not wait to take...
Surviving by Tamilla
By Tamilla, Year 8
Memories History Traditions The screams The cries The hurt of the past No matter the attempts to erase us and silence us into fear, Our culture still lives on Our...
Narrabeen Man by Larissa
By Larissa, Year 7
The Narrabeen man was discovered in 2005. His bones were found by contractors in the suburb of Narrabeen, Sydney. These were the remains of a 4000 year old aboriginal man....
The Good Day by Ryan
By Ryan, Year 3
I was jogging down the road of Happy street. I came around the corner and saw two angry, stray dogs fighting over a piece of bread. I tried to calm...
100 days of Minecraft: Day 2 by Felix
By Felix, Year 6
I woke to hear grunting noises in the background. I jumped to find no more than fifteen villagers staring at me. I prepared myself for the fight, but none attacked...
promise by Amerita
By Amerita, Year 10
i made it, and so i will keep it you don’t have to doubt or regret as i will be there in the end to show you close your eyes...
Why doesn’t he notice me? by Kittana
By Kittana, Year 9
He never seems to notice me. He never notices the way I look at him or the way I smile when he’s around. He never notices how I get distant...
Friends by Kittana
By Kittana, Year 9
We all live in a society where friends are important. They help you create memories, they can help you through your darkest times however my friends don’t. They don’t understand...
Keltis’s Story and the Free Spirits by Lusiane
By Lusiane, Year 8
The content below contains mature content. If you have any concerns or if you are below 13 years of age please do not continue reading. If you are above 13 years of...
The amazingly funny true story of a glass jar named Pedro by Tahlia
By Tahlia, Year 5
One bright and sunny day there was a new shop and that shop was called Josh’s glass jar factory. Josh’s factory was making a lot of money because the jars...
Being Perfect by Shaba
By Shaba, Year 6
Queen Hanako and King Takeo had 3 daughters Yumi (22), Hideko (18) and Etsuko (16). But one of them has turned against their whole family. Leaving the Youngest to blame...
Trying to make it to the party by Asha
By Asha, Year 6
Chapter 1 I woke up in bed with a big smile on my face, hoping that today is going to be a good day. Until I heard a fart from...
Global Warming by Dennis
By Dennis, Year 8
In the Summer, Crack Bang Sizzle The fire is burning around me The fire burns and burns my favourite tree I then wonder why Why does everyone have to die...
My Tongan Holiday by Dennis
By Dennis, Year 8
Beep beep beep my heart is on a race track as my alarm goes off at 6 am in the morning. Bright and early this is the day that I...