Summer Reads ’22 – ’23

Happy New Year, Just Write For Kids peeps! Well, we’re about to embark on a new year, sure to be filled with glorious new reads to warm our hearts and souls. But for now, as we spend time reflecting, re-evaluating, rejuvenating and refreshing for what’s to come, the best place to be this summer is READ MORE

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

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

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