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Short Story Competition for Young Writers in Years 4, 5 and 6

  /    /  Short Story Competition for Young Writers in Years 4, 5 and 6


Open each year from mid June to mid September (Term 3)
Winner takes home $100 and
has their story published on the StoryLinks website


* Read the Guidelines

* Enter here: Children’s Short Story Competition Entry Form

* Winners, Shortlist and Highly Commended announced


Be inspired to unlock your creative energy. The competition for 2023 is open.
We would love to read your story!


Special Event for 2023

To help children learn more about writing short stories so they can enter the StoryLinks competition, Book Links and Voices on the Coast  is offering schools and home schoolers a free online workshop with Nova Weetman on Tuesday 18 July from 9:30 – 10:30 am. The workshop will be online using a school friendly system.

Register your class now

We recommend whole class participation with one registration.

What you can expect:

We all get stuck writing creatively. And sometimes we find it hard to finish short stories. In this workshop Nova Weetman will demonstrate how she uses characters to generate story, and how to plot a short story in an achievable way. This will be a (fun) hands-on workshop where participants will learn the skills to create their own characters and rough story beats.

About Nova

Nova Weetman has published 16 books for children and young adults, including: The Secrets We KeepSick Bay, Elsewhere Girls and The Edge of Thirteen. Her latest book is The Jammer. Nova’s books have been CBCA Notables, shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Prize, Japan’s Sakura Medal, the NSW Premier’s History Prize and more. She won the ABIA Award for Best Children’s Book in 2021. Nova has published short fiction in Overland, Mslexia, Kill Your Darlings, Wet Ink and Island and non-fiction in Overland, The Age and The Guardian. Nova is a regular on ABC Radio Melbourne talking about historic children’s books in Australia.


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