Picture It! Anthology Competition Winners 2023
Pitch It! Workshop 2023 with James Layton and Dani Vee
Just Write For Kids Australia’s first Picture It! Anthology Competition for local artists and illustrators of children’s books was held throughout June and July (and some of August!) as an initiative to raise the profiles of our wonderful illustrators and creatives, to raise donations for The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, and to produce a stunning anthology […]
Pitch It! Competition 2023
Just Write For Kids Australia are thrilled to offer Australian writers of children’s books the opportunity to present their ‘knock-out’ pitches to publishers through the annual Pitch It! Competition!* This year will be the sixth year we have organised this popular competition, and due to last year’s popularity, we are also allowing participants the chance […]
Picture It! Anthology 2023
The annual Pitch It! Competition is back for its sixth year, and the team at Just Write For Kids Australia are ecstatic to be able to offer a range of resources and opportunities to help you on your publishing journey! Think about this… your pitch is often your first point of contact with your chosen publisher. This […]
Pitch It! Competition WINNERS and RUNNERS UP 2022
Author-illustrators! Would you like to be a part of a wildly wonderful and beautifully-crafted anthology that encapsulates the complete joy of our land… and gives back to the community? We’re looking to view Australia through a colourful lens of diversity – from our stunning landscapes to our iconic parts of nature, a unified community of […]
Who Wants Cheese On Toast?! It’s a #BookGiveaway!
Just Write For Kids Australia’s fifth Pitch It! Competition for Australian writers of children’s and young adult books was held throughout September this year. The aim was to craft a manuscript pitch to a publisher that is focused, concise and appealing; showcasing a strength in voice, marketability and writing ability. Our judging panel meticulously analysed […]
Pitch It! Competition Shortlists 2022
#cheeseontoast #bookcampaign #booksontourpr What is your favourite ‘cheesy’ meal? Cheese On Toast is a funny, quirky and delicious rhyming story about trying new tastes at dinnertime. Will it be toast, or will it be roast? With the all-too-familiar themes of parenting struggles, reluctant children and having a go, this picture book by Kelly Louise Jarris and […]
Pitch It! Competition Longlists 2022
It was so exciting to announce the Longlists for the 2022 Pitch It! Competition last week! Today, we are absolutely BUZZING, because we are about to reveal the fabulous Pitch It! Shortlists! These talented writers will all receive feedback on their pitches from our hard-working judges. Although the standard across the board was phenomenal, with many entries […]
What’s the Trick to WINNING The Rabbit’s Magician?
WOW! What a result! CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who tackled the enormity of writing a knock-out pitch for our 2022 Pitch It! Competition! And to elicit so much in only 150 words or less! The judges were all in agreeance – this year’s standard was extremely high; the pitches impressed with their well-crafted elements of intrigue, […]
How Hat-Tastic! A Chance to WIN Avery’s Hat-Tastic Adventures!
#therabbitsmagician #bookcampaign #booksontourpr *** UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED *** What is your favourite magic trick? The Rabbit’s Magician is a heartachingly beautiful and comforting tale that turns grief into a magical kind of energy – love, friendship and wonder. Author Shae Millward, together with illustrator Andy Fackrell, astound with their evocative story that entrances readers […]
#averyshattasticadventures #howdoesahatsavetheday #bookcampaign #booksontour ***UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED*** What is your favourite kind of hat? Avery’s Hat-tastic Adventures; How Does a Hat Save the Day? encourages readers to put their thinking caps on with a fun, but very important, problem solving adventure that also involves sacrifice, strong beliefs, a sense of community, and of course, […]