• Manuscripts,  Picture Books

    CBCA Book Of The Year Shortlist 2012

      I have just finished reading the following article: Challenges of choosing a short list of top books for Children’s Book Council of Australia awards Children’s book award judge Michelle Prawer gives a good insight into the criteria for a book worthy of an award. This is very useful for any aspiring author like myself. The book has to be outstanding to make the CBCA shortlist, and to do this it must have the following: have a great story be well crafted characters must be well developed it must do something clever and different Many authors have been privileged enough to receive this award such as Mem Fox, Alison Lester,…

  • Critique groups,  Editors,  Manuscript Assessors,  Manuscripts,  professional editors

    Participating

    Once the last of my Christmas visitors have left I will be able to get down and back into my writing and drawing. Polishing, revising and rewriting manuscripts. Some I have recently received back from professional editors and manuscript assessors, and now have lots to read and think about. Once I feel my many stories are up to scratch they will be submitted to a variety of competitions, publishing houses and critique groups. Here are some things you might like to participate in: Manuscript Monday with Pan Macmillan Australia January Contest with QueryTracker.net blog Children’s & Young Adult Writers and Illustrator’s Contest with CYA Conference Frustrated Writers 2012 with the The Children’s…