2011 Hatchlings

2011 CYA Satisfaction Survey

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“Hatching tomorrows published authors and illustrators today!”

Overview of CYA 2011 ~

Hatchlings was held on 11th September 2011

Time                Duration                 Studio & Details

9:30                    30 minutes               Registration 

10:05 -10:30      25 minutes               Presentation of Competition prizes and certificates

10:35 -11.35        60 minutes              

Ages 8-11                Studio 1:      Brian Falkner - Writing Adventures - Share the secrets of Brian’s adventure  stories, and he’ll give you tips on how to write your own

Ages 15-18              Studio 2:      Marc McBride - The Monster Class of Dragon Drawing 

All Ages                   Studio 3:     Jess ‘Jaybird’ Briscoe ~ Manga Rulz. Improve your manga figures 

Ages 12-14              Studio 4:     Jack Heath - Packin-in The Action


11:40 -12:40      60 minutes              

Ages 12-14              Studio 1:      Brian Falkner  Writing Adventures - Share the secrets of Brian’s adventure stories, and he’ll give you tips on how to write your own

Ages 8-11                Studio 2:       Marc McBride - The Monster Class of Dragon Drawing                                                                               

 All Ages                   Studio 3:       Anne Spudvilas - Creating Picture Books (Writing & illustrations.)                                                                                 

 Ages 15-18              Studio 4:       Michael Bauer How to Write Funny 


12:45 -13:30       45 minutes               Lunch                         


13:35 -14:35      60 minutes          

Ages 15-18                Studio 1:       Amanda Ashby - Why TV is a writer’s best  friend ~ How to identify classic elements of storytelling, while sitting on the couch watching your favourite television  shows.

Ages 12-14                Studio 2:        Marc McBride - The Monster Class of Dragon Drawing

All Ages                     Studio 3:        Sue Whiting, Zoe Walton, Lisa Berryman,  Maryann Ballantyne, Nadine Bates and Anna Bartlett - Editors Panel                                                                                                  

All Ages                     Studio 4:        Tristan Bancks - Book Trailers

14:35                          End of Hatchlings Conference

Note: While every care is taken in confirming this Program, it is subject to change without notice if circumstances beyond our control dictate.


Editor ~ Pitch/Assessments:

15 minute sessions of pre-read assessment take place throughout the day.

Manuscript assessments/pitches will be taken by Australian editors: Sue Whiting ( Walker Books), Zoe Walton ( Random House, Lisa Berryman( HarperCollins), Maryann Ballantyne(Blackdog books - imprint of Walker Books), Nadine Bates ( Hootenanny Books) and Anna Bartlett ( Interactive Press).


Note from CYA: PLEASE RESEARCH your editor, their likes and dislikes in the books they produce...don’t waste your money attempting to pitch something they don’t publish to them and that isn’t at a publishable standard.


Pre - Registration: People who have prebooked get their 1st choice of editor - there after they are allocated on a first come first serve basis with bookings. 


Priority for these places above will be given to those who attend the conference first. For all Children’s or Young Adults manuscripts for Hatchlings: Picture books: 2 texts, or Novels: 10 pages + synopsis, or Illustrations: 4 – 5 samples, you will also need to send a small 100 word BIO on yourself, a photograph and the direction you plan to go with your writing/illustrating as a career in the future. DO NOT include personal emails, phone numbers addresses etc on this please as you are under 18 years old. 


Work must be emailed to info@cyaconference.com A.S.A.P. Cut off date for CYA Conference to receive this work has whooshed past, and CYA Conference has kept this open, but it must close soon so that editors have enough time to read your work before hand.

An update on editor assessment/pitches:  25th August 2011 - Zoe Walton has only one appointment left.



This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.phy Permission:

                                            A photographer will be in attendance at the festival. The purchase of a ticket implies permission to use the photos for archival and marketing purposes.


This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensla

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