Online Every Weekend in July
CYA All Stars Conference

for writers and illustrators of Children's, Young Adult and Adult stories,

is all about learning the craft of writing, illustrating, publishing and beyond.

From children’s board books through to fiction novels for adults, CYA is a place that provides professional development sessions for new and established writers and illustrators, across all writing genres. The sessions are designed to help artists improve their craft of storytelling, and to significantly increase their progress in their journey to publication of their next work.


2021 will be online masterclasses, workshops, bootcamps and assessments sessions conducted by Australian and International published writers, editors, agents, illustrators and industry professionals. 

The masterclasses and workshops will be available to rewatch for one week after they are presented.

Find out more about



Agents & Editors

Competition Judge



2021 Competitions Close 04 April ​AEST

Adult Genres





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We are excited to announce that we have teamed up with The Illustration Station to bring you The Illustration Station and CYA Conference Award 2021, opening February 1, with judges from Scholastic Australia!


Check out their fabulous new site where you will find out all the details including the bigger than ever prizes.


A huge thank you to Tina, Heidi, and the teams who have been working so hard behind the scenes to make this happen.


Are you a CYA Success story? If you are we'd love to hear from you and include your story on the Success page

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