Online Every Weekend in July 2022
CYA 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 to fiction novels for adults, CYA provides professional development sessions for new and established writers and illustrators across all writing genres with sessions designed to help improve your craft of storytelling and help you progress in your journey to publication.


The 2022 conference runs online every weekend in July with workshops, full-day masterclasses, editor 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.




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Registration for these events requires a conference or bootcamp booking, and us setting up some additional access for you.
If you get an access message, please email

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