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STORYLINKS 2020 Short Story Competition for Young Writers

Children in Grades 4, 5 and  6 are invited to write a short story of between 1000 and 1500 words – on any subject.

The winner will receive $100 and have their story published on the StoryLinks website.


Entries due by 9 OCTOBER 2020

Shortlist announced 19 OCTOBER 2020

Winner announced 1 NOVEMBER

The winner will be announced at 3 pm on Sunday 1 November during Australia Reads at a free public session online via ZOOM. The best stories entered will be read aloud.

SEND your entries via email to


It must be fiction and all your own work.

Include your name, address, age, school/home school, email address and phone number.

Note: all entries will be checked for plagiarism

Enquiries: email

Have fun and start writing now!


  • August 2, 2020

    What a great opportunity for young story writers.

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