Monday Markets - The John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers - December 5, 2013

Worthwhile if you are a young Australia writer (in this case, 25 years or younger):

There are two categories open to young writers across two age ranges:

  • Short fiction or first chapter of a novel (up to 3,000 words) by writers aged 18-24
  • Poetry by writers aged 18-24
  • Short fiction or first chapter of a novel (up to 3,000 words) by writers aged  under 18
  • Poetry by writers aged under 18

First place winners of both the Poetry and the Short Story Prize (under 18) receive $500 each. The first place winner of the Short Story prize (18 – 24) wins $3,000 and the first place winner of the poetry prize (18 – 24) wins $1500. First place winners are also published in the December issue of Voiceworks while second and third place winners, as well as those with honourable mentions, are published on the Express Media website.

The prize is for poetry and short stories, and entry is $10. Entries are due by December 5th.

Details here:  http://expressmedia.org.au/express_media/prizes-grants-money-for-writers/the-john-marsden-prize-for-young-australian-writers/