CYA 2018

2018 Competitions 

The 2018 competition is now closed. Please see the 2018 Competitions Information page for the Final Editor Judges.

Friday 6th July 2018 -

CYA Conference Networking Event:

Where:  66 On Ernest, TAFE Queensland Brisbane - South Bank Campus, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane. (Level 2 - Restaurant.)

Time: 6.30pm - 8:30pm 

Price: $ 55.00 (including GST)

Saturday 7th July 2018

The Conference:  

Adult: $255.00 inc GST

Adult with concession: $215.00 inc GST

Hatchling (8 - 18 years old): $165.00 inc GST 

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

Time: 7:45am - 5:30pm

Parking at TAFE on Saturday 7th July 2018:

Parking is $16.50 (including GST.)


The 13th CYA Conference will be held in Brisbane on Saturday 7th July 2018 at the TAFE Queensland Brisbane - South Bank Campus, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane.

Includes Awards Presentation for Competition Winners

This conference is a professional development day 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.


This includes our CYA success stories will once again showcase that CYA Conference is making a difference in aspiring authors and illustrators in helping them on their road to publication.

5 Minute Agent and Editor Pitching Apointments: 

Import information:

  • You can only book pitching sessions once you have booked for the conference.
  • Session time will be allocated for the pitching sessions.
  • Pitches are strictly limited to a maximum of 5 minutes.
  • You may select as many agents and editors as you want on a single booking.
  • You can book multiple sessions with the same editors but they will need to be made as separate bookings. 
  • Sessions are $5.50 (incl GST) each.

Only certain editors/agents are taking formal 5 minute appointments: 



Agent & Editors Sessions:

9 June: Agent and editor session are now closed so that your work can be preread by the editors and agents. 

These happen throughout the day at 15 minute one-on-one style intervals and their cost is ADDITIONAL to the cost of attending conference. Work is preread/previewed for these appointments. Also limited editors available on Friday afternoon.

Price: $112.20 (including GST)



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Note for 2018: PayPal/credit card only. No cash or cheques.

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