So you want to write for children?

A documentary.


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

KidLitVic Meet the Publishers – Melbourne, VIC
Children’s and Young Adult Writers and Illustrators Conference (CYA) – Brisbane, QLD

Get Involved

We’re looking for aspiring writers and illustrators who are chasing their dreams in 2019.

Do you write or illustrate picture books, chapter books, junior fiction, graphic novels, middle grade or young adult?

Are you pitching your work at the SCBWI Conference in 2019?

Would you like to share your journey to support or encourage other creators like yourself?

If so, then we’d like to hear from you!

Whether you’ve been working towards your goal for ten years or six months, your journey is important.



Associate Media are specialists in content creation for business marketing and training. Our other area of expertise is reality television with filming across Australia.

We’re looking forward to filming a documentary that will capture the personalities of Australian book creators, and the hard-work and creativity that goes on behind the scenes. And hopefully we’ll be lucky enough to film an aspiring writer or illustrator have their dreams come true with the offer of a book contract.