Entries are now open for the 2019 KYD School Writing Prize!

In its inaugural year, the prize is designed to develop, mentor, edit and publish the work of two writers from Australian secondary schools. 

We’re seeking entries of up to 1500 words in the categories of fiction and non-fiction, with students responding to a current social or political issue. The two winners will receive a $500 cash prize, editorial support and publication in KYD.

Entry to the KYD Student Writing Prize is open exclusively to KYD School Members and their students. There is no additional entry fee. To find out more about KYD School Memberships, click here.


Submissions close 5pm (AEST) Friday 28 June 2019. Winners will be announced in August.

Please read our 2019 KYD School Writing Prize Terms & Conditions here.

The judges for the 2019 KYD School Writing Prize are KYD Publishing Director Rebecca Starford and award-winning author and poet Maxine Beneba Clarke.


Not sure how to write for a literary magazine? Download our information resources full of guidelines and useful tips on tone, style and structuring your argument.

Fiction – Non-fiction – Pre-submission Checklist