Hello from the Express Media team! It’s July, which means we’re already mid-way through 2017. It’s been a great six months here at Express Media, jam packed with events, opportunities and competitions for young writers.
To recap: our Toolkits program, 12 week online writing intensives, has gotten off to a roaring start with 16 bright and eager young fiction writers and poets getting stuck in to their courses. We had another successful year of The NEWS Conference and appointed our 2017 Kat Muscat Fellowship to Melbourne writer Fury. We took Tracks on the road to Adelaide and Geelong, and there’s more Tracks events and young artist showcases coming up in Perth and Brisbane later this year.
We’ve also received a record number of submissions to The John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers, with over 600 secondary school students from across Australia sending in their fiction, nonfiction and poetry. And as always, Voiceworks has released two stellar print issues, ‘Relic‘ and ‘Retrograde‘, filled to the brim with the best fiction, nonfiction, poetry and visual art by young creators under 25.
QWC offers a Youth Membership in partnership with Express Media, Australia’s foremost provider of support and development opportunities for young people in writing and media, open to anyone 25 years or younger.