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History

The State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award is a short story competition of 2,500 words or less open to Queensland residents aged 15-25. It has categories for writers aged 15-17 and 18-25 with multiple prizes for the 18-25 category including $2000 awarded to the first place recipient and $500 to the runner-up.

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2018 winner Writers aged 15-17 These Broken Souls of Ours Helen Yesberg , 2018 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-;
2018 winner Writers aged 18-25 Everyone Will Be There Ellen Wengert , 2018 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-;
2017 winner 15 - 17 year category We Cut Strings Gina Song , 2017 2017 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-;
2017 winner 18-25 year category Every Idea I Had For My Australian Literature Short Story Collection Jonathan O’Brien , 2017 2017 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-;
2016 winner 18-25 age category An Overflow of Dust Tee Indawongse , 2016 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-;
2016 winner 15-17 age category Oblivion Anne Chen , 2016 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-;
2015 winner 18-25 year category Surface Grace McCarter , 2015 2015 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-; Award Winning Australian Writing 2016 2016; (p. 68-75)
2014 winner Zen Master Michael Day , 2014 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-;
2013 winner Lingerie Kahli Scott , 2013 2013 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-;
2012 winner Gap i "Looking on the streets", Rebecca Jessen , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-;
2011 winner Freedom Mangoes Daniel Foskey , 2011 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-;
Tells 'the tale of two strangers surviving on the fringes of society, evokes an extraordinary feeling, not only for those living on the edge, but also of the bleak landscape through which they navigate.' Source: Sue Gough.
2009 winner The Lunar Coast Megan McGrath , 2009 2009 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-; The Courier-Mail , 12 - 13 September 2009; (p. 25) Griffith Review , Winter no. 28 2010; (p. 251-259)
2008 winner The Life of Brian (or Lack Thereof) Maree Spratt , 2008 2008 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-; The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 September 2008; (p. 22-23) Award Winning Australian Writing 2009 2009; (p. 43-51)
2007 winner The Broom Closet Joel Glazebrook , 2007 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-; Griffith Review , Winter no. 20 2008; (p. 148-152)
2006 winner Thoughts While Night Travelling James Halford , 2006 2006 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-; The Courier-Mail , 16 - 17 September 2006; (p. 27)
2004 winner Seeking Adhan Talim Arab , 2004 2004 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-; The Courier-Mail , 2 October 2004; (p. 4)
2003 winner When I was Rising and Falling in the Sea Chris Somerville , 2003 2003 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-; The Courier-Mail , 4 October 2003; (p. 6)
2002 Maureen Donahoe Encouragement Award The Quiet Death of the Day Chris Currie , 2002 single work short story
2002 winner Sometimes Scary Rachel Rutter , 2002 2002 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-; The Courier-Mail , 5 October 2002; (p. 7)
2000 winner Motorcycle Man Rhianna Boyle , 2000 2000 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-; The Courier-Mail , 21 October 2000; (p. 5)
1999 winner Eight Parts of Anka Rebekah Scott , 1999 1999 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-; The Courier-Mail , 16 October 1999; (p. 10)
1998 winner The Contemplators Christopher Boulton , 1998 single work short story
— Appears in: State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website 1998-; The Courier-Mail , 5 September 1998; (p. 9)
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