I write books for children and young adults. Sometimes I write short stories for grown-ups.
Virtual Writers’ Showcase is the opportunity for all 2020 KidLitVic ticketh buyers to meet the publishers in an online virtual meeting. It is the chance for publishing professionals to know more about you and your work. They want to have conversations with the creators. These sessions will offer you the unique opportunity to meet and showcase your work to TWO publishing professionals. What is better than gaining the insights of one publisher? Hearing the insights of two publishers.
Australia Reads will host a series of live YouTube events as part of this year’s campaign, which runs from 1–12 November.
There will be two online streams for schools hosted in collaboration with the Sydney Opera House on 9 November—one for children aged seven to 10, and one for readers aged 11–13. These events will feature Australia Reads ambassadors Peter Helliar, Jacqueline Harvey, Anna Fienberg, Beck Feiner and Will Kostakis, and guests including Andy Griffiths, Garth Nix, Amie Kaufman, Cath Moore, Sami Bayly and Danielle Binks.
Securing a literary agent is often an important step towards publication, with an agent acting as an intermediary between writer and publisher. But how do you know if you’re ready to submit your manuscript to an agent for consideration? It is hard for any writer to know if their work is really ready – an opinion from an expert is invaluable.