Please note that any assessments and bootcamps booked after 15 May for the 2023 conference are non-refundable.
The Bootcamp is a day spent with an editor where you will receive feedback on your work in small group sessions, time to work on your manuscripts followed by a progress session where they will give you further feedback, there is also a discussion panel and a Q&A session.
Places for the Bootcamp are strictly limited to four people per group, with each editor working with two groups.
Groups will be divided into
Adults Novels (Group 2)
Chapter Books & Young Adult Novels (Group 1)
Picture Books (Group 2 & Group 3)
Please read the Terms and Conditions page for cancellation information.
Schedule times subject to change. (AEST)
There will be no discussion panel or Q&A at the 3rd & 17th July Bootcamps. Attendees will be invited to attend the 24th July sessions.
Cost: A$280 (including GST).
Submission dates: Work must be submitted ASAP.
In Person Bootcamps
Location: The Greek Club, 29 Edmondstone Street, South Brisbane.
Cost: A$400 (including GST, tea & coffee on arrival + morning tea + lunch + afternoon tea)
Beverages are also available from the bar (additional cost)
Submission dates: Work must be submitted on the day of booking unless alternate arrangements have been made.
"Thank you CYA for a fabulous writers' Bootcamp with Clare Hallifax. It was great having the opportunity to get to know Clare and Walker Books better, and Clare's knowledge and checklist for what makes a picture book not only good but marketable was priceless."