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Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers
or The John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers; or John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers
Subcategory of Express Media Awards
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History

'Presented by Express Media, The John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers is open to poets, short fiction writers and novelists under twenty-five. It has been running since 2004 and is judged by John Marsden himself. All winners are published in Voiceworks or on the Express Media website, and share in a $5500 prize. The closing date is in August each year. ' (www.melbournebooks.com.au/awaw2011contents.html#jj)

On 1 July 2020, The John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers was renamed the Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers.

Winners (also see subcategories)v1617

2016 winner The Formula for Life Darrelyn Nguyen , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: Voiceworks , Spring no. 105 2016; (p. 73-75)
'A few years ago, I had come across an article, 'Nature Has a Formula That Tells Us When It's Time to Die', by Robert Krulwich. It was amazing, how the immensity of life could supposedly be condensed into a singular mathematical formula. The mass of an organism multiplied by its metabolic rate was equal to its mass taken to the three-fourths power, a formula which transcended the distinct characteristics of seven hundred species. The tremendous developments of research left me bewildered, that the essence of death was able to be epitomised through such a simplistic manner. I think my cousin Steven would have been as equally fascinated by the article.' 

 (Publication abstract)

2011 winner Advent Meaning i "To walk through a window is a problem", Ainslee Meredith , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 2012; (p. 286-287)
2011 winner Shining Armour Madeleine Griffeth , 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 2012; (p. 161-170)
2010 winner The Unreality House Kirilee Barker , 2011 single work prose
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2011 2011;
2010 winner (Poetry) Anders Villani
2006 winner My Own Little Euphoria Bryce Wolfgang Joiner , 2009 single work short story
— Appears in: The Words We Found : The Best Writing from 21 Years of Voiceworks Magazine 2009; (p. 28-31)
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