The John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers
Closing Date: 30 June 2017
Entry Fee: No
Prizes Offered: Yes
More Information: http://expressmedia.org.au/programs/john-marsden-prize/
Entries are now open for the 2017 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers, a developmental award open exclusively to Australian secondary school students across the nation.
The prize recognises excellence in three creative writing categories: fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
Fifteen shortlisted writers will be invited to a special event to meet John Marsden and also participate in an exclusive creative writing workshop with Mark Brandi, one of Australia’s most exciting debut novelists.
Prize winners will also receive a $500 cash prize and a book pack of YA titles, courtesy of Hachette Australia, publication of their work on the Express Media website plus their names and an acknowledgement printed in Voiceworks, Australia’s premier youth literary journal.
The prize will be announced and presented in a special event at the 2017 Melbourne Writers Festival on Thursday August 31, 2017.