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
Cats in the Mansion by Jemma
By Jemma, Year 6
One Day there was a ragdoll cat named Rachel. She lived in a big mansion! Her owners were lovely and nice, but one day they got a male cat named...
Untitled by Henry
By Henry, Year 9
In the beginning, the only thing in the whole galaxy was just an empty black void. The first primordial god was Chaos – a murky mist made up of all...
Medieval Life by Alex
By Alex, Year 9
Denos lived in the late 1400’s as a blacksmith apprentice working every day to make money for his family, it was a horrific time to live. Everything was different, it...
Untitled by Zakaria
By Zakaria, Year 10
“What just happened, where did everybody go.” he looks around and tries to piece up what just happened, Then it hits him hard on the face like a bug getting...
Young Breezy by Francis
By Francis, Year 10
Early morning, the sky was shining, I found a key made of gold on my room door. It had an attractive part that was shaped like a “K”. I shoved...
The Shadow’s On My Wall by Georgia
By Georgia, Year 5
Chapter 1 The closet. “T-the curtains swayed letting the glistening moon shine into my room, I-I awoke noticing a sh-shadow slowly fade into my closet,” Stumbled Lia facing Mia with...
The Missing Socks by Jamara
By Jamara, Year 5
Once upon time there was 1 pair of socks on an old stinky rotten foot. One day they got washed. But when they were washed an old man opened the...
TRANSCENDENCE by Lauren
By Lauren, Year 10
amidst the tranquil sea, through the dim forested trees, over the fringe where the rocky mountain ranges are, lies a tall ugly weed from afar. a weed with extending...
PITTER PATTER by Lauren
By Lauren, Year 10
“HEY COME BACK!” His whimpering cries mimicked the increasingly tempestuous rain as the bitterness of his face slowly etched into a desolate, wavering frown. I slightly tilted my head, squinting...
My Nightmare Dress by Nancy
By Nancy, Year 7
Once a lady was lying down in her comfortable bed and then she remembered a very embarrassing moment which was when she was in a wedding and she and another...
Broken by Mya
By Mya, Year 10
She broke me She didn’t even have to touch me Her weapons were words, sharpened with cruelty Like a knife, her cuts stung Like a trained assassin, she knew where...
The girl that never wore red by Natalie
By Natalie, Year 6
Once there lived a girl named Kathy, who wore all sorts of colours besides red. Kathy never once in her life wore red. People thought it might be genetics but...
the sanctuary of tomorrow by Rumaysa
By Rumaysa, Stage 4
so gentle it seemed, and if there was a time for peace as soft and light as cotton ‘twas now when the sunlight split the thick dark clouds and time...
Why children must do house work
By Chioma, Year 5
Parents, do you think your children are starting to be lazy? Well an easy suggestion to that is to make your child HAVE to do housework. Studies say that 94%...
The Secret by Chioma
By Chioma, Year 5
RIIIIING! My alarm rang. It was 12am straight so I wondered what was going on. When I tried to get out of my bed, all of a sudden, my floors...