Scribblers Festival
Writing Journals

Order your writing journal now

We are excited to announce our brand new Scribblers Festival Writing Journal for primary and secondary students is now available. Jam packed with writing tips, prompts and space to practice creative writing, these journals have been written in collaboration with the creative talents of author Deb Fitzpatrick, graphic novelist Gavin Aung Than, illustrator Aśka and YA writer A.J. Betts.

Journals are available for families, schools and libraries.
If you'd like one for your family and live in the Perth metro area, you can collect your Journal directly from The Goods Shed in Claremont. If you are a teacher, librarian or live in regional WA, simply fill out the form below to request Journals to be sent out to you.

Digital copies are also available to download via the buttons below.

What are the prizes?

There are some fantastic prizes to be won by shortlisted entrants including, bookshop vouchers and a creative writing Masterclass with a Festival author from the 2021 Festival program.

Winning entrants will win a cash prize of up to $500, Festival Book Shop vouchers and a creative writing Masterclass!

See the Terms & Conditions for detailed prize information.

How do I enter my story?

Open to Western Australia residents across three age categories, you are invited to tackle the theme through fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, comics or graphic novels – we’ll let you choose your creative path. Be sure to follow our Blog for tips and tricks on creating your masterpiece!

Competition Categories (Residents of Western Australia only)

  • Senior – Years 9-12
  • Middle – Years 7-8
  • Junior – Years 4-6

Blind-judged by a star panel of authors, winners will be announced at a special event across the Festival Family Weekend on 8-9 May 2021.

To apply online or via post, complete the Individual or Class Entry Form below, read the Terms & Conditions, and submit your creation of 3000 words or less by 21 March 2021. Finalists will be notified by email or phone the week of 19 April 2021.

Writing Journal Order Form

For families living in the Perth Metro area please visit The Goods Shed in Claremont to grab yourself a copy or click here to see if your local library is participating.
Thank you for submitting your request for copies of the Scribblers Festival Writing Journal!

We will be posting these out to you, mid-November along with the launch of our 2022 Schools Program.
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Scribblers Festival Video Series

Before you put pen to paper, meet creative superstars Gavin, Deb, Aśka and A.J. as they introduce their top creative tips in these short videos.

Writing Journal - Participating Local Libraries

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