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Published Author Competition Open

The 2014 Published Author Competition opens today 20th January 2014.

Thank you to Sue Whiting – Publishing Manager, Walker Books Pty Ltd, who will do the critique on the winning entry.


For the first twenty-five years of her working life, Sue was a primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children’s literature. In 2005 Sue left teaching to pursue a career in publishing and now works as a children’s book publishing manager. 

Sue is also a successful children’s author who has written over 60 books, including picture books, chapter books and novels for pre-teens. 

Sue loves sharing her passion for writing and story and her love of books and reading with others. She is nothing if not passionate and has been visiting and speaking at schools, libraries, conferences and literary festivals throughout Australia for a number of years.

For more information about Sue, please visit her author website: www.suewhiting.com

So, thank you for your patience in the delay. CYA Conference is really excited to have Sue  as the final judge in this section, and we look forward all those entries making it in before 30th April 2014, after which we can reveal the other amazing final judges for the other sections in the  CYA Conference competitions.


Good luck!


CYA later!

Tina, Ally, Sam, Deb and Nats! 




Published Author Extension

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A small bump in the road….


Apologies for the extension on the opening date of the 2014 Published Author Competition.


This competition will now open on Monday 20th January 2014.


I know you will be excited to see who your Final Judge will be… sneak hint… she is fabulous! 


CYA later!

Tina, Ally, Sam, Deb & Nats! 



Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year everyone! 


2014 competitions began opening today.


Hatchlings - 8 - 18 years old are now open.


Aspiring(Unpublished) is now open.


Published Authors - You will need to wait until 16th January 2014 to open.


All competitions close on 30th April 2014 so you have 4 months to get your entries ready and polished and into CYA Conference.


Good luck! 


CYA Later!

Tina, Ally, Sam, Deb and Nats!


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