Finding Joy in Writing for Children: Interview with Jacinta Farragher

#joysjourney #bookcampaign #booksontour Her joy in the writing of Joy’s Journey really shines through. Jacinta Farragher is the author of this new gorgeous picture book, and she’s here to chat about her journey from initial concept to publication. Thanks, Jacinta! 🙂 Jacinta, congratulations on the release of your thoughtful and adventurous picture book, Joy’s Journey! READ MORE

#BookReview: Joy’s Journey by Jacinta Farragher and Manka Kasha

#joysjourney #bookcampaign #booksontour #BookReview: Joy’s Journey, Jacinta Farragher (author), Manka Kasha (illus.), Little Steps Publishing, March 2022. Blurb: When she hears about a magical paradise where wishes come true, Joy sets off to find it. She travels over land and sea, to see what she can see. She becomes a bold adventurer, to be what READ MORE

Jacinta Farragher’s Journey to Publication

#joysjourney #bookcampaign #booksontour Jacinta Farragher has spent the past couple of years or so knuckling down and learning the craft of writing for children. Through networking, study and obtaining thorough feedback, Jacinta’s road to publication was finally achieved, and her hard work and dedication paid off. Thanks to Jacinta for sharing her journey to publishing READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Winners 2019

Just Write For Kids Australia held its second annual writing competition for Australian writers of children’s literature throughout September this year. The aim was to forward a pitch for a manuscript to a publisher that is focused, concise and appealing; showcasing a strength in voice, marketability and writing ability. Our judging panel meticulously analysed each READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Shortlists 2019

OMG! Can you feel the anticipation?! Last week we announced the longlists for the 2019 Pitch It! Competition, and well, that was exciting enough! Let’s get to the next level today with the fabulous shortlists! These talented writers will all receive feedback on their pitches from our hard-working judges – please expect emails within the READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Longlists 2019

Wowsers! What a task the Pitch It! Competition team have had this year! This is the second year of running the competition and we are absolutely delighted with its increased reach, enthusiasm and support from the kidlit community. Thank you to everyone who put in the time and effort to enter their pitches! Our team READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2019

Just Write For Kids Pitch It! Competition Guidelines www.justkidslit.com/pitch-it-competition-2019 UPDATE: Competition is now CLOSED for entries. Results to be announced at the end of October. We’re back! The team at Just Write For Kids are very excited to announce our second annual writing competition; Pitch It!   If you’re like most writers, you’re probably itching READ MORE

The JWFK Members’ Top Children’s Books of 2018!

Every year I sort through my hundreds of books read, reviewed, bought, given, borrowed and absolutely treasured throughout the past twelve months. And as you know, the standard of children’s titles in Australia is phenomenal. So my process of selecting my favourites is always painstakingly difficult. That’s why I passed the buck onto my fellow READ MORE

Six Top Tips on How to Write Children’s Manuscript Pitches – That Editors Want to Read

You’ve spent countless hours pouring your thoughts, heart and soul, and even blood, sweat and tears into your manuscript. It’s taken months, if not years, to perfect it. It’s been on it’s own journey around and around, reimagined and rejigged many times over. And now it’s ready to be sent off into the world of READ MORE

Reliving the History of the Max Booth Stamp Safari Blog Tour

#MaxBooth #StampSafari #blogtour #booksontour #day10 What an exciting quest to boggle the mind with infinite and unreal possibilities! The Max Booth Stamp Safari Blog Tour has been a marvellous expedition in and across the blogosphere and way, way into the future. Cameron Macintosh has most definitely ensnared our imaginations and given us some thought-provoking facets READ MORE