I write books for children and young adults. Sometimes I write short stories for grown-ups.

Danielle Binks

Events

The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers

The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers

The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers is a developmental award open to Australian secondary school-aged students across the nation.

The prize recognises writing excellence in three categories: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction and Poetry. Entries can include writing for readers of any age.

Entries will open June 7th, 2021, and close 11:59PM AEST August 12th, 2021.

The Prize is sponsored by Hachette Australia and administered by Express Media, Australia’s peak youth literary organisation. Shortlisted writers get the opportunity to receive mentorship from an established author. In 2021, the Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers Mentor is Danielle Binks!

The Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers gives young writers the opportunity to hone their skills under the guidance of some of Australia’s favourite authors. The Prize aims to ignite passion for creative writing and poetry in the minds of Australia’s secondary school students, and to encourage them to pursue writing and publishing opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.

  • 7 June, 2021
  • Entries for the 2021 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers will open June 7th, 2021

    Have a question about the prize? Contact Jesse Oliver, Creative Producer, at [email protected]

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Writing History for Younger Readers

Writing History for Younger Readers

Join award-winning authors Danielle Binks and Nicki Greenberg for a conversation about writing for a younger audience – and specifically how to present historical information and anecdote in an accessible and engaging way.
TICKETS: $25 
  • 27 June, 2021
  • 12PM - 1PM
  • Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
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Short-Story Writing Workshop CYA Conference

Short-Story Writing Workshop CYA Conference

An all-you-need-to-know about short-story writing for those who’ve never explored this wonderful form. It covers the basics and encourages writers to practice short-story writing to improve their communication skills, and flex their imagination.

Topics Covered

  • Short Story VS. Novel

  • Characteristics of a short story

  • The secret to all stories – long or short

  • Generating ideas by sparking imagination

  • All stories are teaching you WRITING!

  • Where to submit

  • Freeform writing challenge – visual prompts

  • 17 July, 2021
  • 3:05:00 pm AEST
Farrells Bookshop – 2021 WRITING AND ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION

Farrells Bookshop – 2021 WRITING AND ILLUSTRATION COMPETITION

After a brief break last year, Farrells’ story competition is back. But this year comes with a twist! This time, they’ll be accepting submissions of writing AND illustration, from both kids AND adults! For the first time they’re using a prompt for our competition: ‘OLD WORLDS, NEW WORLDS, OTHER WORLDS’. This is the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book Week theme for 2021, and should form the inspiration for your stories and illustrations. There are prizes up for grabs and the chance to have your work published on our website, so get writing (and drawing!).

Winners will be announced in-store on Saturday 28 August by our wonderful guest author, Danielle Binks. This is the last day of Book Week for 2021 and a perfect opportunity for us to celebrate the vibrant and creative community down here on the Mornington Peninsula.

Entries close 18th July 2021

  • 28 August, 2021
  • Check the Farrells website for submission guidelines: https://www.farrells.com.au/2021-writing-and-illustration-competition/

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