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

Learning to Get Ready with Get Ready, Mama!

Get Ready, Mama! is a must-have toolkit that guides its readers with all the necessary information (and hopefully the motivation) needed to getting up and ready, and getting others up and ready, for the day. The book touches on putting oneself in another’s shoes, mixed in with the amusement of a role reversal situation. Imagine having READ MORE

Five Minutes More with Sharon Giltrow

Enjoy some light relief with this wonderful interview with the multi-talented author-educator, Sharon Giltrow! Let’s discover how Sharon was inspired to write the motivational, hilarious how-to guide in navigating the morning mayhem – Get Ready, Mama! Thanks, Sharon! 🙂 Sharon, congratulations on the release of your adorably hilarious picture book, Get Ready, Mama! Can you READ MORE

#BookReview: Get Ready, Mama! by Sharon Giltrow and Arielle Li

#BookReview Get Ready, Mama!, Sharon Giltrow (author), Arielle Li (illus.), EK Books, April 2022. Blurb: Getting Mama ready for the day can be a challenge! She will try to sneak back into bed, distract you with cuddles, and… wait, is she watching TV?! Learn how to get Mama up and ready, despite her mischievous delaying READ MORE

Get Ready to WIN a Copy of Get Ready, Mama!

What’s your favourite thing to wake up to? ***UPDATE: COMPETITION NOW CLOSED *** Get Ready, Mama! flips the usual parental responsibilities on its head with its highly amusing (and touchingly sweet) role reversal story of a little girl agonisingly persisting with an easily-distractible mama in the morning. Funny author Sharon Giltrow, alongside the shrewd talents READ MORE

We’re Ready to Go with Sharon Giltrow

#getreadymama #bookcampaign #booksontourpr Rise and shine, people! Sharon Giltrow, children’s author extraordinaire, and the guru of managing the morning mayhem, is here to share the absolute fundamentals in preparing for the day as well as writing kids books – and funny ones at that! Accompanying her first gorgeous title, Bedtime Daddy!, Sharon Giltrow together with READ MORE

Books for Our Planet

There’s nothing more important than our children’s future, and what’s the world without a thriving, flourishing and beautiful planet. To make a difference on this Earth, it starts with YOU. One person. One child. So, it is with delight that our children’s book industry has LOTS of empowering, stunning picture books to raise awareness and READ MORE

Just Write For Kids’ Top 20 of 2020!

We’re sticking with tradition and continuing to celebrate another wonderful year in children’s books, with the help of our amazing Just Write For Kids Australia community. If this year has taught us anything, it’s a much greater resilience than we thought possible, and to really appreciate the little things in life. Withstanding the testing times READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2020 – Winners, Runners Up and Honourable Mentions Announced!

Just Write For Kids Australia held its third annual writing competition for Australian writers of children’s literature 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 each entry for READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2020 Shortlists Announced!

Last week we announced the longlists for the 2020 Pitch It! Competition, and well, that was exciting enough! Today, we are absolutely BUZZING with excitement to find out which of our fabulous Pitch It! entries made the shortlists! These talented writers will all receive feedback on their pitches from our hard-working judges – please expect READ MORE