CYA 2018

2018 Competitions 

The 2018 competition will open with a staggered start from 16th January. 

CHANGE OF CLOSING DATE: CYA Competitions close: 4th  April 2018.

Networking Evening

Friday 6th July 2018.

Place: To be advised.


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 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.




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.

Agents & Editors Sessions

Editor and agent appointments will be held, these are 15 minute one-on-one style, work pre-read/previewed appointments.


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