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‘How I Saved the World’ Writing Competition Winners
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Nellie Gray, a Year 7 student at Vincentia High School in NSW, is the winner of Text's 'How I Saved the World' writing competition.

Students were tasked with writing an imaginative story of up to 500 words about how they saved the world.

Enter our ‘How I Saved the World’ Writing Competition!

To celebrate the release of the second Jack Mason Adventure book, The Secret Abyss, Text Publishing and your school’s local bookshop are offering you the chance to win $1000 worth of books for your school and $100 worth of books for yourself!

In Darrell Pitt’s action-packed Read more

Announcing the shortlist for the 2014 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

After weeks of reading and discussion we have whittled more than 250 entries to this year’s prize down to five:

How to Be Happy by David Burton My Lips Are Sealed by Christina Cain Headland by Caitlin Crowley The Turners by Mick Elliott When the Sky Falls by Erin O'Brien


Submissions for the 2014 Text Prize open soon!

We’ll be accepting entries for the 2014 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing from Monday 3 March until Friday 4 April.

Today, Elsewhere

To write a novel in which an extraordinary reality is possible in conjunction with ordinary life, in which people can actually fly away or become invisible (and not just want to do those things metaphorically), was an enormous pleasure. Maile Meloy is interviewed over at Read more

The Inkys longlist has been announced

The Centre for Youth Literature has just announced the longlist for the 2010 Inkys. The Inkys are awards for teenage literature voted for by readers.

On tour with Richard Newsome

Richard Newsome, the author of The Billionaire Trilogy, has been receiving the rockstar treatment from kids up and down the east coast.

The first instalment in the series, The Billionaire’s Curse, won the inaugural Read more

Rebecca Stead has won the 2010 Newbery Medal

US author Rebecca Stead has won the highly coveted Newbery Medal for her second novel When You Reach Me, which we are thrilled to be publishing in Australia and New Zealand next month.

The Read more

Young readers are loving the Curse

We’ve been canvassing readers of Read more

Billionaire’s Curse competition winners

Thank you to all those budding sleuths out there who entered and cracked the code in The Billionaire’s Curse Word Puzzle competition.


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