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

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

How Much Does Children’s Literature Influence the Construction of Gender? by Robyn Osborne

#brunotheboisterousbluedogfromthebush #blogtour #booksontour #day8 How aware are you of gender stereotypical roles and attributes in children’s literature, and their influence on our young readers? An interesting topic, raised here by Robyn Osborne, and how she perceptively navigates this through her own writing. Thanks, Robyn!  It wasn’t until I became a parent, then later a teacher READ MORE

From the A to the E-Zine

As creators and educators in the children’s literature field we need support and up-to-date knowledge of the industry to help us continue, and succeed, on our writing and teaching journeys. With opportunities to have work published, profiles discovered and resources on hand, we applaud those generous literary magazines and e-zines that do just that. Buzz READ MORE

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Continuing on from my previous tributes to amazing Literary Foundations and inspiring Educational Initiatives, today I am dedicating this post to the wonderful advocates, supporters and suppliers of our fantastic Australian books, their creators and publishers; our booksellers! Below is a small list of both physical and online stores with immeasurable passion and commitment to READ MORE