Young Writers Award now open!

Why not encourage budding young writers in your community to apply for State Library of Queensland’s annual Young Writers Award?

Young Queenslanders with an original and distinctive story to share can apply for the chance to WIN up to $2,000 and Queensland Writers Centre membership.

  • Writers aged 18–25 can enter short stories up to 2,500 words.
  • Writers aged 15–17 can enter short stories up to 1,500 words.

Past winners have gone on to publish novels, win national literary prizes and have their work featured on the stage and screen.

Entries close Monday 30 April.

For full competition details visit