Pitching Tips from the Experts in the Know

Is this the burning question on your lips – how do I write a killer pitch? And why is ‘the pitch’ so important, anyway? The pitch is like the eyes to your soul. It’s the first thing a publisher will see before they open that manuscript you’ve poured your heart (and soul) into. It’s the READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2020

Well, now this is exciting! The Pitch It! Competition is back for its third year running! And the team at Just Write For Kids Australia are deliriously overjoyed to share the new developments this year! If you’re like most writers, you’re probably itching for the chance to skip the slush pile and get your manuscript READ MORE

What’s Your 2020 Vision?

Welcome to 2020, book lovers! We’re kicking off the new year with a challenge to plan ahead for a year full of success and personal achievements. You may have already figured out your goals, or at least had a fleeting thought about them! We thought we’d help break down the many aspects to being a READ MORE

Book Yourself In for a Taste of Good Books… and Cake!

If you’re like me you’ll be the first to want to get your hands on the uncovered secrets of the book world. Imagine a world of books at your fingertips that only you have the exclusive right to hold, smell… and taste! Well, now is your opportunity to discover some hidden literary delights by self-published READ MORE

The Road to Self-Publishing by Jess Spencer

Guest Post by Jess Spencer Just Write For Kids is excited to welcome author Jess Spencer to the blog to give us her insights into the process of self-publishing her absolutely stunning book creations. Thanks, Jess! 🙂   Jess Spencer is a mum of two babes from Adelaide. She founded Adored Illustrations with the intention READ MORE

Discover Gems at the SCBWI Victoria Quarterly Event

Whether you are new to writing and illustrating for children, curious about it, or have been in the industry for years, SCBWI events are sure to provide you with stimulating speakers and inspiration. Our first event for 2019 will be held on 16 February at Library at the Dock. Our guest speaker will be Davina READ MORE

All the Buzz about Children’s Books by Dianne Bates

Guest Post by Dianne Bates It’s a new year. Time to plan your goals and schedule your bookish events. Get yourself well-immersed in the industry and keep abreast of all the current news. For anyone involved in the Australian children’s book world, one service you might consider is subscribing to the popular Buzz Words online READ MORE

Anthologies – A Leap to Publication by Stef Gemmill

Guest Post by Stef Gemmill We are thrilled to have the winner of our Pitch It! Competition for children’s writers on the blog – Stef Gemmill – as she shares how writing for magazines and anthologies has helped her achieve her goals and get a foot in the publishing house door. Thanks Stef!  While many READ MORE

Six Top Tips on How to Write Children’s Manuscript Pitches – That Editors Want to Read

You’ve spent countless hours pouring your thoughts, heart and soul, and even blood, sweat and tears into your manuscript. It’s taken months, if not years, to perfect it. It’s been on it’s own journey around and around, reimagined and rejigged many times over. And now it’s ready to be sent off into the world of READ MORE

Meet the Publicist – Interview with Emily Lighezzolo

We’re turning the tables today. It’s publishers, authors and illustrators normally in the spotlight, but we’re going to find out more about the marketing gurus of the publishing world. The ones who carry creators and their book babies out into the world, holding them high like a little lion king on a cliff top. The READ MORE