NEW! Drop Down Now Included In Vertex

This month another new addition to the Vertex Framework is the S5 Ultimate Drop Down. This is a feature that was seen in several Shape 5 designs. Many have asked how to add to other designs so we decided to build this into the framework so every design here on out will have this functionality. Be sure to read more about this new feature here: Features:

  • Customize almost everything! Shadows, borders, gradient, opacity
  • Contains 6 module positions drop_down_1, drop_down_2, drop_down_3, drop_down_4, drop_down_5 and drop_down_6
  • Auto adjust to the height of your content
  • Set your own open and close text
  • And many more features!
Open Panel

There’s a wealth of resources out there to inspire, challenge, or kick-start your writing career.

Reading and contributing

BPC Library
Visit the BPC Library or its online database for inspiration.

With thousands of new stories being updated daily, Wattpad is the world’s largest community for discovering and sharing stories.

The Under Age
A collaborative project by high school journalists, expressing their generation’s opinions and concerns.

A national, quarterly magazine that features new writing by young Australian writers.

The Signal Express
Featuring the freshest of arts, entertainment and cultural journalism, it’s a place for reviews, previews, features and opinion

Inside a Dog
A website for young people to share their love of books and reading



Australian Writers Resource Competitions

John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers

2013 Young Writers Innovation Prize

Write Across Victoria Competition

Dorothea MacKellar Poetry Awards

CYA ‘Hatchlings’ Competition

Australian Poetry Centre

Oz Kids in Print Awards


The Emerging Writers Festival

The Melbourne Writers Festival 2013

National Young Writers Festival


100 Story Building
A Centre for Young Writers in Melbourne’s inner-west

The Wheeler Centre
A centre dedicated to the discussion and practice of writing and ideas.

Writers Victoria
Courses, mentoring, advice and competitions for writers.

Express Media
Provides support and development opportunities for young people in writing and media.

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Inspiring Quotes

  • "There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."

    - W. Somerset Maugham

  • "Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else."

    - Gloria Steinem
  • "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."

    - Ernest Hemingway
  • "I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering."

    - Robert Frost
  • "Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone."

    - Amy Tan
  • "Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet."

    - Unknown
  • "When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature."

    - Ernest Hemingway
  • "You fail only if you stop writing."

    - Ray Bradbury
  • "My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living."

    - Anais Nin

How To Submit Your Work

Don’t be shy! The Centre for Young Writers website team is always on the lookout for great pieces of writing to showcase. If you would like to get your work published, simply email your written piece (with an image) to

About CYW

The Centre for Young Writers website provides a space for Buckley Park College students to share their writing with the world. This site is the ultimate place to share, explore and assist others with their writing.


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