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

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

Pitch It! Competition 2021 Winners Announced!

Just Write For Kids Australia’s fourth 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 2021

It was so exciting to announce the Longlists for the 2021 Pitch It! Competition last week! Today, we are absolutely BUZZING, because we are about to reveal the fantastic Pitch It! Shortlists! These talented writers will all receive feedback on their pitches from our hard-working judges. The judges have noted the phenomenally high standard in pitch READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition Longlists 2021

First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who took the leap and entered our 2021 Pitch It! Competition! The aim is to encourage writers to hone their pitches to a highly polished, well-crafted and submission-ready standard that would impress any children’s book publisher. In only 150 words or less, we gave you the challenge to deliver READ MORE

Pitch It! Competition 2021

The annual Pitch It! Competition is back for its fourth year, and the team at Just Write For Kids Australia are delighted to be able to offer a range of resources to help you on your publishing journey! Remember our competition pitch? It’s had a small upgrade… If you’re like most writers, you’re probably itching for the READ MORE