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

Thank you Annabel Crabb, Leigh Sales and the amazing Chatter community!  Proceeds from your ticket purchases from the Friday and Saturday of the Chat 10, Looks 3 Sydney live shows will support amazing young people in Western Sydney to write brighter futures in our fun and engaging creative writing workshops, building confidence and literacy at a critical time. Thank you!  📷 Jacquie Manning
We are thrilled to welcome our new deputy chair, Ali Green, and our new chair, Gemma Salteri!  Our founding chair, Michael Gonski, is stepping down at the end of this month and from the bottom our hearts we want to acknowledge his amazing contribution to Story Factory over the last 10 years. We wouldn’t be where we are without him – thank you.  Ali is co-founder and CEO of Pantera Press, a leading independent publisher, who was named one of Australia’s 100 most influential women by the The Australian Financial Review and was a 2019 and 2020 Sydney Young Entrepreneur of the Year.  Gemma was Philanthropy Australia’s Emerging Philanthropist of the Year in 2016. She is Executive Director of the CAGES Foundation, which won Philanthropy Australia’s inaugural Indigenous Philanthropy Award last year.  We know Story Factory is in very safe hands, and thank Ali and Gemma sincerely for taking on these roles.
Last year, we worked with more than 7,000 young people in Western Sydney, helping them to find and share their voices and keeping them engaged in writing and learning.  This year we want to reach even more! Donate now to our Writing Brighter Futures Appeal to help us reach an additional 1,000 more young people in Western Sydney through our life-changing creative writing programs.  Donate now via the link in our bio.
Did you know that you can now buy some Story Factory publications in select bookstores? Head down to @betterreadbookshop this weekend and grab a copy of our wonderful publication Marvellous Birds! It's the perfect gift for a young (or grown up) person in your life!

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

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Stories from this Program

Sustainability by Tim

By Tim, Year 6

Hi, today I will show you how to live more sustainably. Sustainability means meeting our own needs without needing the ability of future generations. There are ways for families to...

Tick Tick Time by Silvana

By Silvana, Year 8

Hear the ticks and the tocks of the clocks It’s always ticking it’s always tocking it never ever stops It’s goes on and on and on   It’s valuable it’s...

Bullying by Bodhi

By Bodhi, Year 8

Being bullied during your youth can affect how you interact with others, how you look and act physically, what you are represented as verbally, how you can be damaged socially,...

School by Bodhi

By Bodhi, Year 8

Searching through thousand page dictionaries looking for that one special word Clapping and applauding I hear whilst receiving my award Hurrying out the door, making sure not to miss a...

Friend by Bodhi

By Bodhi, Year 8

Fiery relationships, yelling at one another, to laughing till you can’t breathe, to surfing and psyching each other up Really wishing not all of them were over hyper and can’t...

Surfing by Bodhi

By Bodhi, Year 8

Splashing around in the heavy shores, getting dumped and glassing barrels Using the crystal clear ocean as a playground and a getaway from the real world to another dimension  Riding...

The Beautiful Game by Ethan

By Ethan, Year 8

They call it the beautiful game Like Pele and Messi in the hall of fame. My muddy boots on the moist green grass. The pride, the passion As I press,...

Family by Dennis

By Dennis, Year 8

Family to keep with loyalty, Over any currency, Family by my side, Love them with them with my heart, Play with them outside, Oh my love is sharp, Sibling at...

The Sharp Knife by Dennis

By Dennis, Year 8

John spire had always loved vast surry hills with its outrageous, obedient oceans. It was a place where he felt lonely. He was a brutal, admirable, orange juice drinker with...

The Dark Shadow by Charbel

By Charbel, Year 5

I wake up to a beautiful summers’ morning, birds tweeting on twitter, the clock ticking, everything is perfect. I then realise, the clock ticking… was not the clock. There was...

Untitled by James

By James, Year 8

We all make mistakes, Have struggles, and Even things In your pass. But you are not  Your mistakes, you Are not your struggles, And you are here now with  The...

Bad People Judge Others by Levi

By Levi, Year 6

It is foolish to judge others! It is wrong! It is not right! Everybody knows that things are not always as they appear. It is absolutely wrong to judge others...

Don’t Judge by Tom

By Tomasi, Year 6

Do you ever judge? Then you are certainly an uninformed person! It is a well known fact that things are not always as they seem. This is due to every...

Evolution of animation over time by Bao

By Bao, Year 9

Animation is the main entertainment of our time, and the past as well. A lot of people enjoy it around the world. It is a part of our lives; at...

Untitled by Abdulasalam

By Abdulasalam, Year 10

Middle east the Lands around the Southern and eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the Central part of this general area was formally called The Near East a name given...

@SydneyStoryFactory on Instagram

Thank you Annabel Crabb, Leigh Sales and the amazing Chatter community!  Proceeds from your ticket purchases from the Friday and Saturday of the Chat 10, Looks 3 Sydney live shows will support amazing young people in Western Sydney to write brighter futures in our fun and engaging creative writing workshops, building confidence and literacy at a critical time. Thank you!  📷 Jacquie Manning
We are thrilled to welcome our new deputy chair, Ali Green, and our new chair, Gemma Salteri!  Our founding chair, Michael Gonski, is stepping down at the end of this month and from the bottom our hearts we want to acknowledge his amazing contribution to Story Factory over the last 10 years. We wouldn’t be where we are without him – thank you.  Ali is co-founder and CEO of Pantera Press, a leading independent publisher, who was named one of Australia’s 100 most influential women by the The Australian Financial Review and was a 2019 and 2020 Sydney Young Entrepreneur of the Year.  Gemma was Philanthropy Australia’s Emerging Philanthropist of the Year in 2016. She is Executive Director of the CAGES Foundation, which won Philanthropy Australia’s inaugural Indigenous Philanthropy Award last year.  We know Story Factory is in very safe hands, and thank Ali and Gemma sincerely for taking on these roles.
Last year, we worked with more than 7,000 young people in Western Sydney, helping them to find and share their voices and keeping them engaged in writing and learning.  This year we want to reach even more! Donate now to our Writing Brighter Futures Appeal to help us reach an additional 1,000 more young people in Western Sydney through our life-changing creative writing programs.  Donate now via the link in our bio.
Did you know that you can now buy some Story Factory publications in select bookstores? Head down to @betterreadbookshop this weekend and grab a copy of our wonderful publication Marvellous Birds! It's the perfect gift for a young (or grown up) person in your life!