Young Writers Award

The Young Writers Award is an annual short story competition for Queensland residents aged 18 to 25 for stories up to 2,500 words.

The 2021 Young Writers Award is now closed.

Thank you to all the young writers who sent us their stories. Judging is now underway.

We anticipate announcing the shortlist and winner in August. 

Stay tuned by following State Library on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

The 2021 Young Writers Award is supported by Griffith Review and Queensland Writers Centre.

2021 judges

Your work will be judged by an exceptional panel of authors and editors.

Past winners

Read stories by past winners from 1998 to now.