Lara Solomon on her Story Antics Passion

Have you ever wondered what the story and who the face is behind a brilliant business idea? And when that brilliant business idea is one that serves the needs of families and involves engaging children in literature in very personal ways – well, we want to know more. Cue ‘Story Antics‘; storybooks that reflect your READ MORE

Double Interview PLUS Cover Reveal with Sharon Giltrow and Katrin Dreiling

Welcome to a special DOUBLE #TheQuickSixInterview with Sharon Giltrow and Katrin Dreiling! PLUS! The Cover Reveal – see it here FIRST! We are delighted to share a very special, never-before-seen feature here on the blog! Whilst we have not one, but TWO fabulous interviews lined up with author Sharon Giltrow and illustrator Katrin Dreiling, they READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Winners 2019

Just Write For Kids Australia held its second annual writing competition for Australian writers of children’s literature throughout September this year. The aim was to forward a pitch for a manuscript to a publisher that is focused, concise and appealing; showcasing a strength in voice, marketability and writing ability. Our judging panel meticulously analysed each READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Shortlists 2019

OMG! Can you feel the anticipation?! Last week we announced the longlists for the 2019 Pitch It! Competition, and well, that was exciting enough! Let’s get to the next level today with the fabulous shortlists! These talented writers will all receive feedback on their pitches from our hard-working judges – please expect emails within the READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Suzi Faed

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Suzi Faed! We are grateful to welcome Suzi Faed to the blog to raise awareness to her important picture book, My Daddy is Different. This book draws upon the topical subject of mental illness, a very real and more commonly occurring situation for families to manage. Thanks for sharing your story, READ MORE

Place for a Winner: Claire Zorn on No Place for an Octopus

It is always an honour to feature talented authors and illustrators on the blog. Today we welcome a multi award-winning novelist, awarded by prestigious associations including the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, the Children’s Book Council of Australia, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards for her young adult and older READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Longlists 2019

Wowsers! What a task the Pitch It! Competition team have had this year! This is the second year of running the competition and we are absolutely delighted with its increased reach, enthusiasm and support from the kidlit community. Thank you to everyone who put in the time and effort to enter their pitches! Our team READ MORE

Fun Picture Books for Halloween 2019

Regardless of the origins and meanings behind Halloween, we just love the excitement and playfulness, and dare I say – innocence – behind this spooky and oftentimes, gory festival! And for little ones, dressing up, crafty decorations, and sweets make it one of the best events of the year. Today I’ll share some devilishly fun READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Verity Croker

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Verity Croker! Verity Croker is a highly versatile, talented writer, and we are thrilled to learn more about her and her writing here today! Sharing more about her intriguing internationally-published young adult novel, give it up for Verity and ‘Jilda’s Ark’! 🙂 About the Author Verity Croker writes across a range READ MORE

The Quick Six Interview with Suzanne Barton

Welcome to #TheQuickSixInterview with Suzanne Barton! We are excited to have author Suzanne Barton join us on the blog for this interview! Suzanne brings a blast of sparkling goodness with her recently released picture book, which she will share with us today. Thanks, Suzanne, for showering us with the glitter-bomb story of the century, My READ MORE