Great children’s stories and illustrations have immense power over us: their images and stories stay with us and help shape the way we see the world. Berbay Publishing produces such books. Berbay Publishing brings depth to beautiful children’s picture books that are unique and eclectic, topics that are poignant and imaginative and artwork that is simply stunning.
A prize of $1000 will be awarded to a book that is not only an outstanding work of fiction but excels at increasing the awareness and developing the understanding of history in children.
The Children’s Peace Literature Award is a biennial award to one or more Australian authors and/or illustrators of books for children that encourage the peaceful resolution of conflict or promote peace at the global, local or inter-personal level. Nominations can be made by publishers and by authors or illustrators.
Branch of Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd). Association of publishing professionals, including editors, designers, illustrators, typesetters, proofreaders, desktop publishers and publishing consultants dedicated to excellence in publishing in Queensland. Seminars and workshops are held regularly.
I’m an experienced, university-qualified and IPEd-accredited editor. And editors are now at the centre of (almost) all things publishing! Self-employed since 2010, my previous in-house roles include managing editor, book editor, magazine editor and subeditor. My experience covers many subject areas and types of material. Talk to me about what you’d like to achieve in addition to an excellent editorial outcome. Do you need information about the publishing process, project management or marketing expertise? I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you….
MidnightSun loves beautiful, unusual, striking, sexy and challenging books and takes pride in publishing exciting new Australian writers who might have been rejected elsewhere. MidnightSun books have won the Commonwealth Book Prize, been honoured by the CBCA awards, and more.
Simon & Schuster Australia is part of the CBS Corporation and is a major force in today’s publishing industry, dedicated to bringing an extensive range of books, in all formats, into the hands of readers. Simon & Schuster Australia publishes and distributes a variety of books in Australia and New Zealand across a range of genres including fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.
Wombat Books has been sharing stories and creating memories with families for over ten years. As an independent boutique publisher, they love to find those unique stories that connect us all. Publishes children’s fiction with pages filled with readable and loveable characters.
The Ampersand Prize aims to find brilliant debut novels by YA and middle-grade writers. Since its launch, the Ampersand Prize has quickly become the premier award for debut novelists in Australia and New Zealand. Manuscripts must be full-length novels. MG novels are usually between 30,000 and 50,000 words long. YA novels are usually between 50,000 and 90,000 words long.
The Bath Children’s Novel invites entries from children’s novelists of any nationality or perspective. All genres of chapter, middle grade and young adult novels are eligible – from funny to dark, fashionable to forever, fantastic to futuristic.The Bath Children’s Novel Award is a prize for unpublished and self-published novelists.
Varuna, the National Writers House invites writers living in New South Wales and the greater Sydney area to apply for a two-week residency at this historic home in the Blue Mountains. Residency dates for 2017 are 11-24 September. For full details of the program and to apply, see the website.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux is renowned for its international list of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s books. Farrar, Straus and Giroux authors have won extraordinary acclaim over the years, including numerous National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and twenty-two Nobel Prizes in literature.
Perth International Arts Festival curates and presents an annual arts festival of the highest international quality. PIAF aspires to create new work and stimulate discourse about Western Australia and our place in a complex and political world. As a sub-strand of PIAF, the Perth Writers Festival aims to showcase and celebrate the written and spoken word. Participants include poets, novelists, social commentators, filmmakers, artists and musicians.
The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition is offered by Somerset College and is part of its Celebration of Literature Festival. Competition open to all Australian secondary students. Entrants must be under 19 years of age at close of entries. Required word length is 8,000 to 20,000 words.
The Tasmanian Writers & Readers Festival, run biennially by the Tasmanian Writers Centre, unites writers and readers from across the state and Australia through masterclasses, discussion forums, spoken word events, children’s programs and more. The festival occupies various spaces throughout the historic Hadley’s Orient Hotel and encourages all members of the community to engage with their fellow readers and writers through the power of storytelling.
The Text Publishing Company has interests across the spectrum of quality fiction and non-fiction. The company publishes approximately 100 titles a year into a growing list. Specialisation: Trade publisher of general fiction and non-fiction. Fiction includes both literary and quality commercial fiction.