CYA Conference Bookings

The 12th CYA Conference will be on: 1st July 2017
Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm

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

This conference is 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 KasmarEmily LarkinFelicity VallenceJacqueline HarveyJackie FrenchJo SandhuNadine BatesNatalie HatchPhil 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 include: 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) and Self Publishing: Tadaa Children’s Booksmith.

The bookings for the CYA Conference 2017 are open. 



Agents & Editors bookings 

The bookings for the first group of editor sessions are open and you're able to pre-select your preferred time slots. 

So if you're having multiple sessions and want them back to back it's up to you to make it happen by getting in there early.





2017 CYA competition

Closes: 30th April 2017 – Last email by 24H00 - (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +10 hours.) No late entries will be accepted.

Short listed awards will be notified by 20th June 2017.

Winners will be announced at the CYA Conference held on 1st July 2017.  Prizes will be mailed if winners are unable to attend the conference.

See competiton page for details as verious option to enter, Hatchlings, Aspiring, and Published sections. 


The 2016 CYA competition rankings are (finally) up


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