The CYA Conference is an online event open to writers and illustrators from anywhere in the world.

The schedule times are in Brisbane (Australian Eastern Standard) time and the recordings of the sessions are available for seven days after they are presented.

While all speakers and tutors have confirmed their appearance, no responsibility

can be accepted for any changed circumstances which are beyond our control

Presenters
 

Alex Adsett & Kristina Schulz

Layers of Publishing. The roles the different professionals play in getting your book contracted and beyond. 

CYA Success Stories

Children and Young Adult Success Stories

Claire Thomas

School visits: How to primp and preen your presentation

Dannika Patterson

Multiple Pathways to Publication: How do we choose...and do we have to?

Editors' panel

The state of publishing in 2022

Francesca Gibbons

A conversation about writing for middle grade readers

Kate Foster

Slaying the query letter and synopsis

Katrina Germein

Building a career and creating amazing picture books (3hr Masterclass)

Luna Soo

Editors' panel: The state of publishing in 2022

Mark Wilson

Top 10 tips to staying inspired to create long term

R A Spratt

Narrating audiobooks, creating podcasts and telling your stories out loud

Rowena Beresford

Editors' panel: The state of publishing in 2022

Sally Murphy

Crafting Characters that Young Readers will care about

Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich

Co-authoring LGBTQIA in YA. Can I really write that? How?

T.M. Clark

Editors' panel: The state of publishing in 2022

Saturdays

Amy Andrews

Let’s Talk Dialogue

CYA Success Stories - Adult

Writing for Adults Success Stories

Debbie Lee

Editors' panel: Who are they, and what are they buying?

Editors' panel

Who are they, and what are they buying?

Felicity Dunning

Editors' panel: Who are they, and what are they buying?

Gavin Yuan Gao

The relevance of poetry and how to put words on paper.

Kevin O'Brien

Editors' panel: Who are they, and what are they buying?

Kylie Kaden

What is domestic noir, and how is it influencing women’s fiction?

Lauren Clarke

Once upon a time...
The best way to start your stories

Michael Robotham

Compelling characters

Natasha Lester

Full day masterclass: Capturing the past (and the readers' attention!)

Rachel Bailey

Story conflict

Sarah Malik

Memoirs - putting your heart on paper

Sophie Hamley

Submission letters and pitching: How not to be 'a deer in the headlights'…

Sophie Hamley

Editors' panel: Who are they, and what are they buying?

T.M. Clark

Editors' panel: The state of publishing in 2022

Sundays
2022 Online Conference Costs
 

The prices are for the WHOLE conference and are the same as the 2020 conference.

The conference price of A$187 gets you three Saturdays or Sunday. 

The weekend price gets you six days of sessions.

Payment plans are now available when completing your registration.

Full payment is required by 30 June 2022

A non-refundable 10% deposit is required when paying by payment plan. 

Title
Satuday
Sunday
Weekend
Conference Tickets
$187.00
$187.00
$340.00
Concessions Tickets
$165.00
$165.00
$300.00
Under 18s Tickets
$110.00
$110.00
$200.00
Editor Sessions
$93.50
$93.50
Bootcamps
$264.00
$264.00

all prices include GST

Earn a conference discount by helping with competition judging

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