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

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in 2022, all from the comfort of your home?  In the new year we'll have more flexible volunteering opportunities available via Zoom. By becoming a Story Factory Digital Tutor in the new year, you’ll be able to help our primary students find their voice and share their stories. 
Find out more on our website: 
https://www.storyfactory.org.au/volunteer
Parramatta’s Female Factory Institutions Precinct, tucked into a particularly picturesque corner of Parramatta, is a place rich in history and memory. It’s a history that our program this year connected with - inviting students to consider the living traces of that history around them.  The results we collected into an especially beautiful publication, available now in our bookstore, featuring full colour art prints and poems created by our students.  Buy at https://shop.storyfactory.org.au/
The class of 2021! These miraculous young people, in the midst of disrupted learning and all the stress of 2021, somehow have written a novella or poetry chapbook as part of our Year of Poetry and Year of the Novella year-long programs.  Their words are as beautiful, moving, funny and wise and they are. We actually couldn’t be more proud.  Today we celebrate them and their manifold achievements.
We're thrilled to share that with the support of Clarity Pharmaceuticals we are recruiting a dedicated Indigenous Storyteller to deliver high- impact, term-length writing programs supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island young people  Clarity Pharmaceuticals Executive Chairman, Dr Alan Taylor, said he was excited to support Story Factory after growing up in community housing in the Redfern area.  ‘My grandparents, after immigrating from Europe after the war, were some of the first people to move into the McKell housing commission units in the early 1960s and lived there until the 90s. And my earliest memories as a child were living on the 14th floor of the Daniel Solander building in the Waterloo Housing Complex. This experience has given me a unique understanding of the area compared to many of my peers, especially of some of the difficulties some children face through no fault of their own, whether it is a lack of resources, or not knowing where opportunities lie.'  READ MORE: https://www.storyfactory.org.au/local-kid-gives-back-to-his-community/

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

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in 2022, all from the comfort of your home?  In the new year we'll have more flexible volunteering opportunities available via Zoom. By becoming a Story Factory Digital Tutor in the new year, you’ll be able to help our primary students find their voice and share their stories. 
Find out more on our website: 
https://www.storyfactory.org.au/volunteer
Parramatta’s Female Factory Institutions Precinct, tucked into a particularly picturesque corner of Parramatta, is a place rich in history and memory. It’s a history that our program this year connected with - inviting students to consider the living traces of that history around them.  The results we collected into an especially beautiful publication, available now in our bookstore, featuring full colour art prints and poems created by our students.  Buy at https://shop.storyfactory.org.au/
The class of 2021! These miraculous young people, in the midst of disrupted learning and all the stress of 2021, somehow have written a novella or poetry chapbook as part of our Year of Poetry and Year of the Novella year-long programs.  Their words are as beautiful, moving, funny and wise and they are. We actually couldn’t be more proud.  Today we celebrate them and their manifold achievements.
We're thrilled to share that with the support of Clarity Pharmaceuticals we are recruiting a dedicated Indigenous Storyteller to deliver high- impact, term-length writing programs supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island young people  Clarity Pharmaceuticals Executive Chairman, Dr Alan Taylor, said he was excited to support Story Factory after growing up in community housing in the Redfern area.  ‘My grandparents, after immigrating from Europe after the war, were some of the first people to move into the McKell housing commission units in the early 1960s and lived there until the 90s. And my earliest memories as a child were living on the 14th floor of the Daniel Solander building in the Waterloo Housing Complex. This experience has given me a unique understanding of the area compared to many of my peers, especially of some of the difficulties some children face through no fault of their own, whether it is a lack of resources, or not knowing where opportunities lie.'  READ MORE: https://www.storyfactory.org.au/local-kid-gives-back-to-his-community/