Beyond Words Writing Longlist 2023


A collection of the top 100 stories from the Beyond Words Writing Competition for 2023.

Dymocks Beyond Words Creative Writing Competition is a short story writing competition for primary and high school-aged children across Australia. This national competition aims to promote creative writing among young writers, particularly those who may not traditionally engage with literacy and creative writing efforts.

The Dymocks companies believe in the power of reading and writing to inspire and transform lives. The competition aligns with the Dymocks’ mission to nurture the next generation of writers, encourage young people to engage with reading and writing, and contribute to building a more literate and creative society.

This publication includes the Top 100 entries received from over 3,800 entries.

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