CYA Conference Bookings

The 12th CYA Conference was held on: 1st July 2017

Where: TAFE Queensland Brisbane - South Bank Campus, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane. 

This conference was aimed as professional development for new and established writers and illustrators of Children’s and Young Adult literature. Master classes and workshops will be conducted bBen Long, Elizabeth KasmerEmily LarkinJacqueline Harvey, Jake Harris, Jo SandhuJulia Ferracane, Michelle Worthington, Nadine BatesNatalie Hatch, Pamela RushbyPhil Kettle, and Shaun Tan(via Skype).

Our CYA success stories once again show cased that CYA Conference is making a difference in aspiring authors and illustrators in helping them on their road to publication.

On site editors included: Ann-Marie Finn - Yellow Brick Books, Clair Hume - Affirm Press, Clare Hallifax, Scholastic, Kate Stevens (Hachette), Katrina Lehman - Penguin, Kristina Schulz - UQP, Kristy Bushnell - UQP, Lisa Berryman - HarperCollins, Marisa Pintado - Hardie Grant Egmont, Maryann Ballantyne - (Black Dog Books), Rochelle Manners - Wombat Books & Rhiza PressSuzanne O’Sullivan - Hachette. Agents on site: Alex Adsett, Alex Adsett Publishing Services, Grace Heifetz - Curtis Brown, Australia, and Jill Corcoran, Jill Corcoran Literacy Agency, USA (via Skype), Danielle Binks, Jacinta di Mase Management, and Self Publishing: Tadaa Children’s Booksmith.


Winners of the writing and illustrating competition for 2017 are posted on the Competitions page and the blog

Please note that this year, the feedback from the competition will only arrive AFTER 31st August. 


If you attended and want to fill in a survey form, you can do that here: 




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