Pitch It! Competition WINNERS and RUNNERS UP 2022

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 READ MORE

Who Wants Cheese On Toast?! It’s a #BookGiveaway!

#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 READ MORE

A Festive Gift: WIN The Christmas Door!

#thechristmasdoor #bookcampaign #booksontourpr What is your Christmas / Holiday Season wish? The Christmas Door is a fun, bright and magical poem about the mysterious door in the floor on Christmas Eve. What kind of magic awaits? With beautiful themes of family, kindness and togetherness, this picture book by Penny Macoun and Paul Nash is also bursting READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Shortlists 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 READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Longlists 2022

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, READ MORE

WIN BIG! It’s the Little People Big Emotions #BookGiveaway!

#littlepeoplebigemotions #bookcampaign #booksontourpr *** UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED *** Why do you need Little People Big Emotions in your collection? Little People Big Emotions is a heartfelt and beautiful resource that encourages positive mental health in a gentle, playful and loving manner. This valuable, much needed picture book by award-winning, best-selling author, Kylie Mort, and READ MORE

What’s the Trick to WINNING The Rabbit’s Magician?

#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 READ MORE

How Hat-Tastic! A Chance to WIN Avery’s Hat-Tastic Adventures!

#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, READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2022

The annual Pitch It! Competition is back for its fifth 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 READ MORE

Pitch It! Workshop

Just Write For Kids Australia are thrilled to offer Australian writers of children’s and young adult books the opportunity to present their ‘knock-out’ pitches to publishers through the annual Pitch It! Competition!* This year will be the fifth year we have organised this popular competition, and for the first time we are also allowing participants READ MORE