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Children, Young Adult, and Adult Writers’ and Illustrators’ Conference, is a conference for writers and illustrators of all ages, all genres. We are dedicated to helping creatives improve their craft and take their writing and illustrating to the next level. Whether you're a beginner or an established author or illustrator, we have something for everyone. 


Our conference offers a wide range of professional development sessions that cater to various writing genres, including children's board books and fiction novels for adults. Our speakers provide valuable insights and tips to help you hone your storytelling skills and achieve success in the publishing industry. It is an opportunity to network with fellow writers and illustrators, and industry professionals, to gain valuable knowledge, and take the next step in your creative journey. 


Date claimers for the  2024 conference:

Conference and dinner

6th July – IN-PERSON Conference Day 1 at Royal on the Park, Brisbane. This will be streamed to everyone ONLINE.

6th July – IN-PERSON Networking Dinner

13th and 14th July – Online Conference Day 2 and 3 for all genres.


Online assessments – 29th & 30th of June, and the 13th & 14th of July.



2nd & 3rd March – Online Bootcamps. 

7th July – In-person Bootcamps at Royal on the Park, Brisbane.


Workshops, full-day masterclasses, and editor bootcamps will be 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.

CYA 2024
CYA 2024
06 July 2024, 8:30 am AEST
Brisbane City,
152 Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

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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Writers at Sea 2024
Writers at Sea 2024
08 Dec 2024, 4:00 pm – 15 Dec 2024, 7:00 am
Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas,
130 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

Competitions Close in

Aspiring Competitions

Published Competitions

Adult Genres Competitions

Hatchlings Competitions

Illustration Competitions

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