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What is Little Stories, Big Ideas?

Little Stories, Big Ideas is a literary competition for Australian Secondary School Students. Entrants write to a specific themed prompt in 100 words or less, in any literary style they like – think: climate change, environmental issues, diversity, respect, acceptance, inclusion, political landscape, asylum seekers and refugees, and more. The competition runs 4 times a year and there are great prizes on offer for winners. Entry is free and entries from all over Australia are welcome.

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What is Little Stories, Big Ideas?

Meet the team

Rebecca Fraser

Competition Director
Rebecca Fraser is an award-nominated Mornington Peninsula-based author who writes genre-mashing fiction for both children and adults.

Rebecca’s short stories and poetry have appeared in numerous anthologies, magazines, and journals since 2007, and her middle grade fantasy adventure Curtis Creed and the Lore of the Ocean was released in 2018. Her collection Coralesque and Other Tales to Disturb and Distract was released in 2021. (Both through IFWG Publishing Australia).

Rebecca holds a MA in Creative Writing, and a Certificate of Publishing (Copy Editing & Proofreading). To provide her muse with life’s essentials Rebecca copywrites and edits in a freelance capacity and operates StoryCraft Creative Writing Workshops for aspiring authors of every age and ability…however her true passion is storytelling.

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Rebecca Fraser
It is our vision that Little Stories, Big Ideas will become a popular platform for today’s youth to express their literary voices, using contemporary issues and themes as a springboard to allow their imagination to leap in any direction it chooses.

Joe Novella

Joe Novella

Joe Novella is the author three books, ‘Pepe and Poppy’, ‘The Ultimate Self-Help Guide for Men’ and his latest written for his beautiful boy James titled ‘Naughty Bart and his Giant Fart’.
A documentary maker, podcast host and short-film maker, Joe has a passion for all things creative and digital. Currently, Joe works as a Marketing and Content Manager for a busy small business and juggles his day job, with being a Husband and Dad, and somewhere in there he gets to indulge his passion for storytelling. Sleep is not an option for Joe.
Joe is also the founder of ‘Write from the Heart’ Microfiction Competition, an international flash fiction competition where 50% of the entry fee is donated to charity. www.writefromtheheart.com.au

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