StoryLinks Short Story Competition

For young writers in Grades 4 – 6 or Grades 7 – 9 All  young writers  are invited to enter. The short story, maximum of 2000 words, Due date for entries is August 31, 2019. The winner will be announced 16 September, 2019. The winner of each section will receive $100 each and their story … Continue reading StoryLinks Short Story Competition

Meet Genevieve Young author of The Microscope

Genevieve Young, the winner of our 2019 Short Story competition talks about her writing. How long have you been writing for young people? I started trying out some ideas for preschool and early primary school picture book texts about two years ago. The Microscope was my second attempt at writing a story for older children. … Continue reading Meet Genevieve Young author of The Microscope

And the 2019 Short Story Competition winner is …

The Microscope by Genevieve Young Buzzzzzzzzzz, buzzed the buzzer in Ward 3B. Roxy waited and watched for the shadow of a nurse in the hallway. She was sure that if she held the button down at the right time and for the right number of seconds one would appear and help her to the loo. … Continue reading And the 2019 Short Story Competition winner is …

Shortlist for 2019 Short Story competition!

It's official,  the judges have decided. And the shortlist is... Four Jam Tarts by Louise Little It Was The Creek by Michaela Sanderson The Microscope by Genevieve Young Congratulations to these shortlisted writers and many thanks to all those who entered. The winner will be announced at the Book Links Annual Lecture in Children’s Literature, … Continue reading Shortlist for 2019 Short Story competition!

2019 Short Story competition now open.

Prize money doubled in  2019 Short Story Competition. Entries are now open for the 2019 Storylinks Short Story competition. We had an amazing response last year and this year we look forward to another bumper crop of great children's stories. All children’s authors are invited to enter The short story (maximum of 1000 words) must … Continue reading 2019 Short Story competition now open.

WINNER of the 2018 StoryLinks Short Story Competition

Tuck Shop Takeover by Combat Dad By Debbie Smith “The school is looking for tuck shop ladies, I mean helpers. Maybe you should sign up?” Mum tells Dad. “Shesh!” I blurt. Mum and Dad both turn to look at me. “What?” Mum shrugs her shoulders and gives me the glare; the glare that means I’ve … Continue reading WINNER of the 2018 StoryLinks Short Story Competition

Sue Wright to judge StoryLinks Short Story Competition

We are thrilled to announce that Sue Wright, the owner and publisher of Tiny Owl Workshop, has agreed to be one of the judges of this year's StoryLinks Short Story competition. Sue  runs Tiny Owl Workshop, an award winning micro-publisher based in Brisbane. Tiny Owl publishes and produces novellas, children’s books, zines and multi-media projects. Sue … Continue reading Sue Wright to judge StoryLinks Short Story Competition