Writers' and Illustrators' Groups

Here are a number of organisations that can support you in your writing and illustrating.

Australian Society of Authors

The Australian Writer’s Marketplace

ACT Writers' Centre Writing Groups

May Gibbs Literature Trust - Provides residencies for writers and illustrators of children and YA books to encourage and support their work

NSW Writers' Centre

NT Writers' Centre

Qld Writers' Centre

SA Writers' Centre

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (Australian Chapter)

Australian Writer's Centreoffering courses in children's & young adult writing (one even online) and picture book writing.

Tasmanian Writers' Centre

Writers Victoria


Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre 


Each publisher has different expectations for submitting manuscripts. Be sure to read their submission guidelines so as not to waste your time, or theirs.

Australian Publishers Association - Getting Published

Australian Publishers & Booksellers - National Library of Australia

Fremantle Press

Pan Macmillan submission guidelines

Publishing with Penguin

Scholastic - Manuscript Guidelines

Text Publishing

Ford Street Publishing

FutureTrack Australia

 Manuscript and Illustration Assessment Services

These assessment services are examples only and their listing does not imply endorsement by the CBCA

Create a Kids' Book  - Dr Virginia Lowe

Enterprising Words  - Di Bates

The Manuscript Appraisal Agency - Brian Cook

www.sallyodgers.com - Sally Odgers

Picture Books @ Pinerolo  with Margaret Hamilton

PalmerHiggs - provides a service to assist with self-publishing


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