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! 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

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

Pitch It! Competition 2020 Longlists Announced

The Pitch It! Competition is all about encouraging writers to hone their pitches to a quality, knock-out standard that would impress any children’s book publisher. With only a couple of short paragraphs, we gave you the challenge to deliver a pitch with the elements of charisma, intrigue and professionalism… and the judges certainly weren’t disappointed. READ MORE

Show and Tell with Kaye Baillie

It’s been a big year for children’s author Kaye Baillie. She has recently released not one, but two picture books into the world! In this interview she tells us about her new books and shares with us a wealth of industry experience that spans years writing for the educational and trade market. Kaye has generously READ MORE

Show and Tell with Kate Simpson

Many thanks to my guest, today, children’s author, Kate Simpson, who is the guinea pig for my restyled interview format – Show and Tell. And given Kate’s background in science, I’m predicting that she’s happy to be part of my experiment! So, this is how it works: I ask Kate to SHOW us her books and READ MORE