Writers' and Illustrators' Groups

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

ALIA List of Australian Writing Awards

Australian Society of Authors

Australian Writers' Centre

Australian Writer’s Marketplace

ACT Writers Centre

KSP (Katharine Susannah Prichard) Writers’ Centre 

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

NT Writers' Centre

Qld Writers' Centre

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (Australia/NZ)


Writing NSW

Writers SA

Writers Victoria



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

Fremantle Press

Pan Macmillan submission guidelines

Publishing with Penguin

Scholastic submissions

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

Pinerolo Publishing Services - Margaret and Max Hamilton


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