Are you a budding writer? Do you like writing adventure stories set in Australia?

Wombat Books is reopening its Australia Girl Kids Competition. We're on the lookout for stories specifically about Emily and Jasmine now.

We're seeking original short stories from school-aged students (aged 5 - 13) to publish in the Australian Girl series by the team at Wombat Books and Australian Girl Doll.

Short stories should explore day-to-day adventures in the city or outback; should be uniquely Australian; and can include environmental, sustainability or other relevant issues in the plot.


Email your submissions to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You must include:

Name and contact details
Title: Australian Girl Series Submission [Insert name of main Australian Girl character here] in subject line
Up to 1500 words short story
A cover letter detailing what you love about the Australian Girl Dolls

You must be familiar with the characters from the Australian Girl Doll website. Please read our previous books before submitting. Stories cannot be considered if they are not based on these characters. You can read Amy and the Wilpena Flood or The Rainbow Necklace to get to know the stories. Ask for them at your local library to find out more!

The winners' short stories will be published in the back of one of our new Australian Girl books. They will also receive 3x copies of the book and their own Australian Girl Doll to celebrate with. Up to 4 short stories will be chosen.

 The competition closes 30 November 2019. Winners will be notified early 2020.



1. Start by reading other Wombat Books early readers.


Wombat Early Readers Pack ($35) + Free Shipping

2. Most importantly, get to know the Australian Girls.


Australian Girls Series Pack ($40) + Free Shipping

 3. Celebrate with your own Australian Girl Doll: Matilda, Emily, Bronte or Amy! Free Australian Girl book with every purchase here.

Aus Girls