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
By Jake, 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...
Wendy the Wheelchair Girl by Mina
By Mina, Year 4
One day there was a girl called Wendy in high school. A girl called Tracey was always a bully. She used to call Wendy,”Wendy the wheelchair girl” then Tracey’s friend...
Basketball by Christian
Introduction Slam! The audience cheer with excitement after the first dunk was done, my body was exhausted after the first round of the basketball game. The referee blowed his whistle...
The Racial Gate by Merna
By Merna, Year 9
“We don’t want you here.” “Stay away.” I collapse at the things they say. The school kids live in freedom and run around My youthful imagination plummets to the ground...
Before It’s Too Late
By Mya, Year 10
I live a life of luxury, A roof over my head, Water, Plenty of food A separate room, just for my bed...
Hi. I am Maryam and I do my teeth every day and I like to do my teeth and my teeth have been white.
On one awesome day, I went to my grandma’s house and I saw my cousin there so we decided to play a game. We started reading so many books.
Hi. I am Mirna. I do my homework every day and I like to do my homework in my house and if I am finished I will play and I will be happy.
One time there was a cow and the cow was very sad because her baby was lost in the mountain.
Every day I sit by myself in my room and practice writing. In the morning after we eat breakfast, me and my sister go to the park and we play together on the slide or sometimes we play soccer.
Hi, I like to eat apples and strawberries. I like cats and dogs and my teddy bear.
By Georgia, Year 6
In the night she sits still as ever, take a picture and it wouldn’t last forever. The world around her filled with trouble, her existence made everyone besides the kids think it was double.
My Life in a Different World
By Natalie, Year 6
He woke up at a unusual place but later when he woke up in an unusual place he wasn't as scared as he thought he would be it was very interesting for him and i thought he want to look around a while and everything he get to like he changes into a different world and after those 7 world he kind of like the hang of it and was alway cures about it and alway had a great time and came back to normal.
The flash is in Iraq. He helps everyone have happiness.
In one day, my parents and I went to the beach to play. We took the ferry and the air was strong. We ate lunch on the island. Then we swim in the sea.