Pitch It! Competition 2018 Winners

Over the month of September, Just Write For Kids Australia held its first writing competition. The theme was to write a pitch based on a children’s or young adult manuscript, aimed at publishers in under 150 words. The expert panel of judges were given the enormous task of processing 100 entries with consideration to the READ MORE

Penny Reeve – Breaking boundaries Part 2

As the second part of this interview goes live, I’m so excited to be able to congratulate Penny Reeve on her recent win with the Caleb Prize for her junior fiction, Camp Max – the third book in her Tania Abbey junior fiction series. It’s illustrated by Leigh Hedstrom and published by Wombat Books (the READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Shortlist

Coming to a consensus between different judges with differing opinions isn’t always an easy feat. But there are certain aspects of quality storytelling that are undeniable. Yes, writing a pitch is like writing a story. It needs to be engaging, evoke an emotion, and concise with each word carefully put into place. You have limited READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Longlist

The Pitch It! Competition team have been absolutely blown away by the sheer success of Just Write For Kids’ first writing competition! The judges particularly made note of the wide variety and quality of entries, submitted by many talented writers across a range of genres from picture books, junior fiction to young adult. We had READ MORE

Penny Reeve – Breaking Boundaries

Penny Reeve, is an established children’s author with more than 20 books for children in print. The latest in her Tania Abbey chapter book series, Camp Max, (published by Wombat Books) was launched earlier in the year. Penny says on her website that her books are ‘fun, real and empower kids to engage with – READ MORE

Pitch It Competition

Just Write For Kids Competition – Pitch It! Just Write For Kids is very excited to announce the very first writing competition; Pitch It! If you’re like most writers, you’re probably itching for the chance to skip the slush pile and get your manuscript directly on the desk a publishing editor. I’ll bet you also READ MORE

An Easy, Breezy Blog Tour Leaves Us Feeling at Peace

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day5 This has been the dreamiest, yet most empowering blog tour we’ve had the pleasure of ‘conducting’! Our minds have been stretched to realise the power of imagination and creativity, and really opened our eyes, hearts and minds to new understandings and possibilities. Take this journey to the skies over and over READ MORE

Character QandA with Frankie from Cloud Conductor

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day5 What an absolute delight to welcome Frankie from Cloud Conductor to share her dreams, inspirations and wishes with the world! Thanks, Frankie! ☁️😇☁️ Hello dear Frankie, Thank you for talking with us today. Hope you’re feeling well. I understand you love to daydream and conduct symphonies with clouds in your mind. READ MORE

Kellie Byrnes Discusses the Importance of Creativity in KidLit and in Life

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day4 Following on from our interview yesterday, Kellie opens up even further with her personal story on how being creative saved her, and how her difficult experience links to her evocative book of strength and empowerment. You are truly an inspiration, Kellie! Xx As someone who has always been a total bookworm, READ MORE

On Cloud Nine with Kellie Byrnes

#cloudconductor #blogtour #booksontour #day3 Speaking with Kellie Byrnes is like being on cloud nine! But you don’t have to imagine what’s on her mind because she lays it all out here, sharing her inspirations, her personal understanding of the importance of mental health, and what it’s like to become an author. Thanks for being so READ MORE