Important Information
  • You do need to be attending the conference to book an assessment. 

  • Please note that any assessments and bootcamps booked after 10 May for the 2020 conference are non-refundable.

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If you're an independent author or publisher looking to publish quality print books and ebooks with global book distribution and free resources to help you self-publish successfully, the Deborah Lee from IngramSpark is one of the people you need to talk to. She will be able to give you guidance and information pertaining to IngramSpark's POD and global distribution services, 

Once you've written and formatted your book, IngramSpark makes it possible to share it with the world.

 

some assessment closing dates have been extended

Sessions are 15-minute one-on-one meetings and will happen on the 4, 5, 11, 12 & 19 July.
Your work will be pre-read/previewed by the editors and agents before your session. 

The cost is $92.00 (including GST) per assessment and is additional to the cost of the Conference.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Agent & Editor sessions are only available to conference attendees.

  • No refunds will be made for assessments booked after 10 May 2020. 

  • No refunds will be made if you make an assessment booking but do not book for the Conference and your session will be cancelled.

 

Pre-reading Requirement - for all Children’s or Young Adults Manuscripts & Illustration Work:

  • Short BIO on who you are, where you are going in the CYA industry and a photograph of you.

  • Picture books: 2 texts, OR 

  • Novels: 10 pages (double-spaced, size 12 font, 2,500 words) AND synopsis (single-spaced, size 12 font, 500 words) OR

  • Illustrations: 4 – 10 samples, and have your portfolio with you when you start the session.

 

 

Pre-reading Requirement - Adult Literature 

  • Short BIO on who you are, where you are going in the industry and a photograph of you.

  • 10 pages (double-spaced, size 12 font, 2,500 words) AND synopsis (single-spaced, size 12 font, 500 words)

 

Note: It is preferable to send your work as ONE WORD DOCUMENT, in the order of Name, Picture (6cm height - don't worry if you can't size - we can do that,) BIO and details, then your work for prereading.) If you can't manage the combination, that's okay we'll fix like always, but it saves us a lot of time if you do this.

All work must be submitted within a week of booking.

 

We are aiming to get your times for your editor/agent sessions to you at least two weeks before the conference.

 

Adult Editors & Agents
 
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    Amanda Martin

    05 July

    Amanda will be looking at commercial and genre fiction for adults (especially crime, thrillers, romantic comedies and women’s fiction)

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    Cathy Vallance

    04 July

    Cathy will be looking at adult literary fiction and narrative non-fiction.

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    Clive Hebard

    12 July

    Penguin Random House Australia celebrates writers, stories and ideas that entertain, educate and inspire. We champion emerging voices that nourish a passion for reading.

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    Coco McGrath

    05 July

    Coco will be assessing literary fiction, thriller/crime and narrative non-fiction.

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    Heather Cashman

    04, 05, 11 & 12 July

    Contemporary, romance, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, basically all genres, non-fiction, and she loves a good genre splice.

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    Izzy Yates

    05 July

    Izzy will be looking at adult & adult non-fiction works

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    Jacinta di Mase

    04 & 05 July

    Adult fiction which is commercially savvy, plot driven, authentic characters, page turning.

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    Julia Carlomagno

    05 July

    Julia will be looking at literary fiction and nonfiction works.

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    Lauren Clarke

    04 July

    Lauren will be looking at Adult fiction

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    Lucy Bell

    04 & 05 July

    Lucy is interested in all adult fiction and non-fiction.

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    Samantha Sainsbury

    05 July

    Samantha will be looking at commercial fiction and non-fiction for adult readers

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    Tom Bailey-Smith

    5 July

    Tom is assessing Biography, history, sport, crime, speculative fiction, literary fiction, thriller, current affairs...almost anything for adult readers.

    Bookings close 27 June

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CYA Agents
 
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Danielle Binks

04 July

Anything, really. I will say I am very keen on 'Own Voices' stories - everything from neurodiversity, to different representation of family, sexuality, Disability and everything in-between in every single genre. I am completely open to reading *anything*.

Bookings close 26 June

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Heather Cashman

04, 05, 11 & 12 July

Heather will be looking at Picture Books and is actively acquiring middle grade and young adult.

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Jacinta di Mase

04 & 05 July

Jacinta will be looking at picture books

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Justine Barker

04, 05, 12 & 19 July

Justine will be looking at: Picture book texts, illustration folios (for author/illustrators), chapter books and junior fiction, middle-grade fiction, young adult fiction, and non-fiction for kids and YA.

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CYA Editors
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    Cathy Vallance

    04 July

    Cathy will be looking at children's/YA literary fiction and narrative non-fiction.

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    Clair Hume

    04 July

    Clair will be looking at picture books, junior fiction, middle grade, YA and illustrations.

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    Clare Hallifax

    05 & 18 July

    Clare will be looking at picture books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult and illustrations in her one on one assessments. (No Graphic Novels)

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    Cristina Pase

    04 July

    Cristina will be looking at picture book manuscripts only.

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    Danielle Binks

    04 July

    Anything, really. I will say I am very keen on 'Own Voices' stories - everything from neurodiversity, to different representation of family, sexuality, Disability and everything in-between in every single genre. I am completely open to reading *anything*.

    Bookings close 26 June

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    Diane Evans

    04 July

    Diane will be looking at non-fiction narrative; middle grade; young adult

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    Elise Jones

    05 July

    Elise will be looking at picture books, middle grade and chapter books in her one on one assessments.

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    Heather Cashman

    04, 05, 11 & 12 July

    Heather will be looking at Picture Books and is actively acquiring middle grade and young adult.

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    Jacinta di Mase

    04 & 05 July

    Jacinta will be looking at picture books

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    Justine Barker

    04, 05, 12 & 19 July

    Justine will be looking at: Picture book texts, illustration folios (for author/illustrators), chapter books and junior fiction, middle-grade fiction, young adult fiction, and non-fiction for kids and YA.

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    Kristina Schulz

    04 July

    Kristina will be looking at all kinds of CYA literature.

    Bookings Close 25 June

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    Kristy Bushnell

    04 July

    Kristy is assessing picture book, chapter book, middle reader and young adult manuscripts.

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    Lucy Bell

    04 & 05 July

    Lucy is interested in all YA and middle-grade fiction and non-fiction.

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    Luna Soo

    04 & 05 July

    Luna will be looking at middle grade (stories for ages 8-12) and young adult ONLY. No picture books, illustrations or general fiction.

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    Mary Verney

    04 July

    Mary is looking for stories with child appeal, strong narrative voices, solid story arcs and dynamic world building.

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    Maryann Ballantyne

    05 July

    Maryann will be looking at all aspects of CYA literature.

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    Meg Whelan

    04 July

    Meg is interested in genre YA and Middle Grade novels with great voices, strong character arcs and exciting pitches.

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    Nancy Conescu

    04 July

    Nancy would love to find more chapter books and junior fiction

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    Nicola Santilli

    04 & 05 July

    Nicola is assessing picture books, middle grade and YA fiction

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    Rowena Beresford

    04 July

    Rowena will be looking for picture book manuscripts, illustrators and early readers and middle fiction with clever humour

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