In Australia, children’s books outsell other fiction and non-fiction – writing for children in Australia is big business. The documentary will share the emotional journey of a diverse group of aspiring writers and illustrators as they pitch their stories to publishers, editors or agents at writing conferences around Australia with the goal of becoming a published author or illustrator of a children’s book. For writers and illustrators, there is no guarantee that the investment of their time, money and sacrifice will lead to a book contract, so rejection can be devastating, and acceptance can be utter jubilation. Interviews with industry experts will give insight into the inner workings of children’s writing and publishing.
Which conferences are we visiting?
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference (SCBWI) – Sydney, NSW
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KidLitVic Meet the Publishers – Melbourne, VIC
Children’s and Young Adult Writers and Illustrators Conference (CYA) – Brisbane, QLD