Our 11th CYA Conference program will be held:

When: 2nd July 2016

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 by authors, illustrators and industry professionals.

James Phelan, Judy Horacek, Brian Falkner, Katrina Germein, Renee Treml, Aleesah Darlison, Dee White, Chrissie KrebsMegan Forward, Shannon Horsfall and Yvonne Mes . 

On site editors include: Lisa Berryman - HarperCollins, Marisa Pintado - Hardie Grant EgmontMaryann Ballantyne - Blackdog Books, Imprint of Walker Books,  Rochelle Manners - Wombat Books & Rhiza Press, Clare Hallifax  Scholastic, Zoe Walton - Penguin Random House AustraliaClair Hume - Affirm Press and Kristina Schulz - University of Queensland Press (UQP). 

Agents: Alex Adsett - Alex Adsett Publishing Services and via Skype from the USA - Jill Corcoran - Jill Cororan Literacy Agency and Michelle Johnson - Inklings Literary Agency, and self Publishing: Tadaa Children’s Booksmith. 


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

Editor and agent appointments as well as a web site development critique will be held, these are 15 minute one-on-one style, work pre-read/previewed appointments. 

2016 Competition Season opened with a staggered start from: 20th January and closed on 30 April 2016

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