CYA Writing Competition/Conference

It’s that time again! Entries for the Children’s and Young Adult Writers and Illustrators Competition are due on 30 April so send in your fabulous picture books (fiction and non-fiction), chapter books, YA novels and illustrations as soon as possible.

The ninth CYA Conference program will be held in Brisbane on Saturday, 5th July 2014.

Here’s a little bit about the conference and the line up of amazing speakers attending the conference: “This conference is aimed as professional development for new and established writers and illustrators of Children’s and Young Adult literature. Master classes and workshops will be conducted by Wendy Orr, Sue Whiting, Aaron Pocock, Isobelle Carmody, Terry Saleh, Pamela Rushby, Rebecca Timmis, Karen Tayleur and Peter Carnavas.”

Editor and agent appointments as well as website development critiques are also available. These are one-on-one 15 minute meetings whereby your work has already been read. Editors onsite include: Sue Whiting,(Walker Books), Karen Tayleur (Five Miles Press), Leonie Tyle ( Tyle & Bateson Publishing), Suzanne O’Sullivan (Hachette Australia), Katrina Lehman (Penguin, Australia) and Agent: Alex Adsett and web designer: Rebecca Timmis.

For more details about the CYA competition/conference visit the CYA website.

I went last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. You can read all about it here. Happy writing and illustrating and hope to see you there!


2 thoughts on “CYA Writing Competition/Conference

    • Looking forward to seeing you again too Tina. Thanks for your help this afternoon with the online entry form. I managed to sort out my other story so entered it as well and the form worked perfectly. At first I didn’t think the files attached again but when I received the success email I could see that both the story file and payment file had attached! Yay!


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