News & Updates


Updates and Networking Event opens

Thank you to everyone for being so patient and waiting the whole day for the update today….. we pushed the publish button a little too early, so instead of reverting back to the last version, and causing chaos, we decided to leave it, and you would simply get the rest of the update tonight when we got it all done. (Hopefully completing all the 'holes' on the site...) 

Today we opened the Networking Event for 6th July 2018, to be held at "66 On Earnest". (The restaurant at TAFE), 66 Ernest Street, South Bank, Queensland.

We are so excited as this bigger space means that we could expand the evening, and holding this event at TAFE means that while our buffet meal is cooked by the students of TAFE in their School of Tourism & Hospitality capacity, (so helping others learn and progress in their careers while we network), we have been able to keep the price the same as last year, and include the same amazing drinks offer, keeping the cost of the evening reasonable.

See the Networking Event page for all the details and for booking button.

Updates also included the confirmation of our final presenters in the program - Naomi Gaskell (Google)Alex Adsett (Alex Adsett Publishing Service), Kristy Bushnell (Kristy Bushnell Editing Services), and Samantha Turnbull. Thank you to these presenters and we look forward to their workshops! Kristy Bushnell will also be at CYA Conference in an independent editor capacity, for a limited number of places.

Please note that this concludes the editors and agents that we were adding and the list is now completed. (Unless of course someone amazing contacts us and wants to visit with us for the day!) 

In the update, the success panel was also revealed. Congratulations to everyone on the panel as they join in as presenters this year. Catherine Pelosi, Cherri Ryan, Emma MiddletonMaura FinnKellie ByrnesMatt B Lewis and Taryn Bashford. Remember its worth visiting their success pages as well to see what they have achieved. 

A reminder that the  CYA Competitors closes on 4th April 2018, a week today - so don’t get caught out thinking you have another month - you only have a week to get those entries in. Remember I do try and stay up till midnight for any last minute problems, but then I switch off and go to sleep.

Until next time, keep creating!


CYA Later!

Tina and the CYA Conference Team!



2018 Conference & Assessments open

The 13th CYA Conference will be held on 7th July 2018 and the bookings are now open.

This conference is a professional development day for new and established writers and illustrators of Children’s and Young Adult literature. Master classes and workshops will be conducted by Belinda O’BrienClaire SaxbyEmma HallHayley JacksonJules FaberJulie Winters (Associate Director, Nielsen BookScan), Rebecca Sheraton and Sue Whiting

Our CYA success stories will once again showcase that CYA Conference is making a difference in aspiring authors and illustrators in helping them on their road to publication.

On-site professionals will include, editors and agents, from all over Australia, including self Publishing, and industry professionals: Danielle Binks (Jacinta di Mase Management), Emma Hall (IngramSpark)Tadaa Children's BooksmithsDavina Bell (Affrim Press)Anouska Jones (EK Books)Meredith Costain (Ford Street Publishing), Lisa Berryman (HarperCollins)Chren Byng (ABC Books, HarperCollins), Marisa Pintado (Hardie Grant Egmont)Sue Whiting (Independent)Emma Hall (IngramSpark)Jessica Owen (Penguin Random House)Katrina Lehman (Penguin Random House)Emily Lighezzolo (Rhiza Press)Clare Hallifax (Scholastic)Kristina Schulz (UQP), Donna Rawlins (WalkerBooks)Sue Whiting (Independent), Rochelle Manners(Wombat Books), and Ann-Marie Finn (Yellow Brick Books).

Editor and Agent  - see Editors & Agents page for more information.

Accommodation - see Hotel & Travel page for more information

Networking evening - will happen again, we are still securing the premises. So hang in there for that news.

Reminder that the competition closes on 4th April this year - an earlier date than previously! Please don’t get caught out and miss it!


Until next time - keep writing, keep illustrating! 


CYA later!

Tina and the CYA Conference team.

 

Competition: Published Section Open

It is with great pleasue that we announce that the Final Judge for the Published sections in the CYA Conference 2018 competition is: 

Davina Bell, Younger Readers Senior Editor for Affirm Press.

The Published section of the competition is now open.

Good luck to everyone entering the CYA Conference competition, and remember the closing date for 2018 changed and is on 4th April.

See the competitons page for more details.

Until next time, keep writing, keep illustrating!


CYA later!

Tina and the CYA Conference team!

P.S. If you can’t see a page that should be on the CYA site, try refreshing your browser page. 


 


The unpublished sections for the 2018 CYA Competition are now open

CYA Conference is pleased to announce that the 2018 unpublished sections for Writing and Illustrating in the CYA Competitions are now open.


IMPORTANT: THIS YEARS COMPETITION WILL CLOSE ON THE 04th APRIL.


Aspiring (Unpublished) Categories:
1.  Picture Book – preschool-aged children
2.  Picture Book – primary aged children
3.  Picture Book Non-Fiction – primary aged children
4.  Chapter Book – a) younger primary aged children 
5.  Chapter Book - b) older aged children (Middle Grade)
6.  Young Adults
7.  a) Graphic Novel
     b) Illustrated Picture Book
     c) Illustrated Middle-grade novel (words & illustrations)
8.  Illustrations
     a) Option 1 - Mad-Man-Jones
     b) Option 2 - Maeve’s Chickens

Entry Fee: A$ 21.00 including GST


Hatchlings (8 – 18yrs) Categories:
1.  Picture Books preschool and primary aged children
2.  Chapter book and Young adult
     a) Text only for younger primary aged children
     b) Text only for older aged children (Middle Grade)
     c) Fiction writing for Young Adults 
3.  Illustrations
     a) Graphic Novel
     b) Illustrated Picture Book
     c) Illustrated Middle-grade novel (words & illustrations)
     d) Option 1 - Mad-Man-Jones
     e) Option 2 - Maeve’s Chickens 
  
Entry Fee: 
A$14.10 including GST


Published Authors & Illustrators Categories (Opens: 30th January 2018):
1.   Picture Books
2.   Novels
3.   Illustrations
 Entry Fee: A$ 38.80 including GST

Final Judge for Published Author will be announced on the opening of these sections.


The prizes
Aspiring (Unpublished) Writing & Illustrating: $200.00 per category, (1st - $100, 2nd - $60, 3rd - $40), and all shortlisted entries are read by at least one publisher of children’s books.

Hatchlings: $200.00 per category, (1st - $100, 2nd - $60, 3rd - $40), and all shortlisted entries are read by at least one publisher of children’s books.

Published Authors and illustrators: Critique of winning entry by Final Judge to be advised, and a face to face editor/agent appointment at the conference with industry professional of their choice attending for writing (both sections only 1 winner) and illustrating. 

See the competition page for details! 

Good luck to everyone!

CYA later!
Tina and the CYA Conference team!

Confirmed date: 7th July 2018


It is with such great pleasure that we can confirm the date for the 13th CYA Conference is 7th July 2018.

Thank you to TAFE, South Bank! Big shout out to the facilities administration there for accomodating us so early in their schedule! 

More exciting news will follow soon, so stay tuned…

Untill then, keep writing, keep illustarting!


CYA later!

Tina and the whole CYA Team! 





Full results, dates for 2018

It's been a really busy few month. October is now here, and we are finally completed - all feedback sheet for the competition have been emailed out, and the final lists for places are up on the site. We did have a few people who’s feedback bounced - so if you are still not in possession of your feedback - you could be one of these with defunct emails…. Or just Outlook playing silly-b's with us again as it did too…  please email us and let us know. We have given everyone two weeks to ensure that they have their feedback before the result sheets come out, but if you are still feed-back-less - please talk to us! 

Please see the 2017 Competition Results page for details. 

Thank you again to all the volunteer and final judges, and to you, the people who entered into the competition. It was a HUGE year with close to 700 entries across all the sections. 

Please remember that dates for next year’s competition dates HAVE CHANGED… 


Date reminders for 2018:

CYA Competitions open: staggered from 16th January

CYA Competitions closes 4th April  - this has come forward almost a MONTH!!!! Don’t get caught out… 

We have set the SAVE THE DATE of the 13th Annual CYA Conference: 7th JULY, but this is still subject to what's happening at TAFE - and we can only confirm this in February/March, but cross fingers this will not change. 


Keep on writing, illustrating and creating!


CYA later!

Tina and the CYA Conference team.


Winner, grinner and 2017 Conference wrap up

Saturday 1st July the weather is Brisbane was perfect for a winters day.  And quite quickly the sun was shining brightly. This matched many peoples really happy moods as we announced the winners of the 2017 Competition:

Hatchlings (8 - 18 years) 

Final Editor Judge: Katrina Lehman - Senior Editor for Penguin Random House

Category 1 - Picture Books

1st - Ruby's Lost Humour - Ella C

2nd - Star Struck - Olivia P

3rd - Vacation Swim - Celine N


Category 2 - Chapter Books and Novels

1st - Graveyard - Kodi S

2nd - Baroque - Emily W

3rd - Taming Indicah Wild - Sarid T


Category 3 - Illustrated Picture books, Graphic Novels and Middle Grade Novels.

1st - T.M. Clark – Jabiru's Bush Dance -Mia B

2nd - Ant Little - Sarah G

3rd - T.M. Clark – Jabiru's Bush Dance - Kadyn S



Aspiring:

Category 1 - Picture Books - Preschool

Final Editor Judge: Kate Stevens, Commissioning Editor, Hachette Australia

1st  - The Flippopotamus -  Laura Bridge         

2nd - Quick, Mum's Lost Her Marbles! – Sandra Turner        

3rd - The Box – Grace Bryant     


Category 2 - Picture Books - Primary

Final Editor Judge: Final Editor Judge: Kate Stevens, Commissioning Editor, Hachette Australia

1st - Billie's Trail of Clues - Carmel Lillis         

2nd - Alone on a Hill - Danielle Freeland         

3rd - Perfectly Peculiar - Rachelle Sadler        

 

Category 3 - Picture Books - Primary - Non Fiction

Final Editor Judge: Final Editor Judge: Kate Stevens, Commissioning Editor, Hachette Australia

1st - Sister Kenny - Bush Nurse to Miracle Worker – Jacqui Halpin          

2nd - Tawaki, The Rainforest Penguins - Leslee Anne Hewson      

3rd - A Pocketful of Coins – Rachelle Sadler  

 

Category 4 - Chapter Books - Younger Readers

Final Editor Judge: Katrina Lehman - Senior Editor for Penguin Random House

1st - Lee and Loh: The Avenue – Catherine Mojsiewicz      

2nd - Beyond The Wall – Danielle Freeland    

3rd - The Enchanted Doll's House – Lynelle Kendall            

 

Category 5 - Chapter Books - Older Readers

Final Editor Judge: Katrina Lehman - Senior Editor for Penguin Random House

1st - Rocky - Amanda O'Shea    

2nd - The Disc of The Exiles – Joy Daly

3rd - Imperial - Brittany Dalton 


Category 6 - Young Adult

Final Editor Judge: Lisa Berryman, Children’s Publisher at HarperCollins Publishers Australia.

1st - Fire - Georgina Ballantine 

2nd -  The Stone of The Amazons – Joy Daly

3rd -  To Sleep, To Dream – Emily Larkin 


Category 7 - Graphic Novels, Illustrated Picture books & Illustrated Middle Grade Novels

Editor Judge: Clare Hallifax – Publishing Manager –  Scholastic Australia

1st - The Rite of the Conceição - Tiago Martins

2nd - Next Door Neighbours - Simone Hale

3rd - Ellie and the Seagulls - Judy Paulson

Highly Commended - My Two Grandmas - Liz Duthie    

Highly Commended - One Still Dawn  - Yvonne Low      

 

Category 8 - Illustrations            

Editor Judge: Clare Hallifax – Publishing Manager –  Scholastic Australia

1st  - OPTION ONE: T.M. Clark – Sam Treasure: Whales Garden – Tamlyn Teow  

2nd - OPTION Two: T.M. Clark – T.M. Clark – Jabiru's Bush Dance – Marianna Marx

3rd - OPTION ONE: T.M. Clark – Sam Treasure: Whales Garden – Sandy Flett

        

 

Published Author:

Final Judge Editor: Suzanne O’Sullivan, Publisher for Lothian Children’s books, the children’s imprint of Hachette Australia

There is only one winner taken from ALL sections in Published.

Overall winner:  Once Upon a Sacred Site : Paper Cranes : The Perfectly Proper Grand Pet Parade – Coral Vass


Picture Books:

Commended - More, More, More! : Purple Puppies : Kara T Kidd: Karate Champion - Penny Morrison

Commended - Horrie the Hero – Neridah McMullin

 

YA Novels & Chapter Books:

Highly Commended -  The Hatch - Karen Collum

Commended -  Gone Daddy Gone; Book 1 in The Hartley Girls series – Jess Black

Commended - Fangus Fearheart ... Truth Seeker  - Sheryl Gwyther

 

Illustrations: Illustrated Picture Books. 

Highly Commended: Simone In France - Ardis Cheng

 

Congratulations everyone! 

 

Thank you to all our Final Editor Judges. 

Clare Hallifax, Publishing Manager –  Scholastic Australia

Kate Stevens, Commissioning Editor, Hachette Australia

Katrina Lehman, Senior Editor for  Penguin Random House

Lisa Berryman, Children’s Publisher at HarperCollins Publishers 

Suzanne O’Sullivan, Publisher for Lothian Children’s books, Hachette Australia


And again to our volunteer judges: Ally Howard, Amanda Gardiner, Bec Timmis, Cassandra Webb, Catherine Oehlman, Rose Pearce, Chris Bell, Claire Saxby, Gabrielle Devana, Georgina Moore, Heather Gallagher, Helene Magisson, Jen Loakes, Justine Barker, Lucy Mcginley, Lynda Calder, Maryanne O'Flynn, Michelle Worthington, Natalie Hatch, Nicky Albrecht, Rebecca Dalton, Rebecca Sheraton, Sandra Mohr-Edgar, Shaye Wardrop, Sue-Ellen Pashley, Tina Marie Clark and Yvonne Mes.


Please everyone note the date this year that feedback won’t be with you until AFTER 31st AUGUST 2017 at the earliest as stated in the guidelines for 2017.


Quick wrap up of 2017 CYA Conference:

An awesome, loud and fun network evening was enjoyed by all on Friday night.  A few pictures (Thank you to Peter Allert who, as always, was the official CYA Photographer)



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Plenty more pictures on the photo’s page…


Then on Saturday 1st July - 210 people descended onto the TAFE South Bank premises - and what an awesome day we had. 


The rego table was ready….

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And the people arrived in droves - ready to face the busy day….

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Friends were reacquainted with fondness 

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and new friendships made as people chatted ….


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….the theatre began to fill up… 

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Certificates were won and presented, and some story names Tina didn’t even attempt to say - instead she got the delegate to say it for her. (And what a lovely accent Tiago Martin said it in too… ahhhh… Conceição sounds better in a Spanish accent than a South African…I’m just saying…)


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The CYA Success panel was a hit - with Kristina Schulz (UQP)  standing in for Elizabeth Kasmer. ( We missed you Liz! But thank you to Kristina who imparted some amazing behind the scene knowledge to us about how editors don’t want to loose your story when they hear about it either.) Ben Long, Emily Larkin and Jo Sandhu looking on. 

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Jacqueline Harvey spun her magic for the first time in the morning in the Ask Me Anything talk, and it continued all day for her 3 hour master class too - its not accident that Jacqueline is a +-10 year in the making overnight success!  


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Pamela Rushby gave an awesome talk on education vs Trade giving us facts and figures and laying it all out.


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Phil Kettle shared his know-how on how to capture reluctant readers. 


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Julia Ferracane was all about marketing and strategy.


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Shaun Tan…. via Skype…. but just as awesome as always. (Thank you Shaun Clark.)



Michelle Worthington shared so much more than just how to get your picture book out there. ( And she should know… her name in lights! (Thanks Michelle Worthington for the picture.)


Jake Harris shared how to get involved in writing for the growing games industry. (Thank you Georgina Ballentine for this picture.)





Nadine Bates gave us alternative places to put your books.


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Natalie Hatch was telling us all about the adolescent brain and how to use this knowledge to your advantage in your YA writing. (Thank you Linc Law for this one.) 




The publishers panel brought it all home, what they do to accept your stories, and telling us about the real time it takes to say ‘no’ or 'yes' to you stories. 


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And lastly - the close of the conference, where all the amazing volunteers got together and were given a much deserved round of applause.


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Thank you to every volunteer who helped at any stage - be it judging, on the day or the random times during the year that CYA Conference calls on help. 

To all the husbands, Shaun Clark, Brian Eeles and Steve Howard, for all the hard work and for being so supportive as always of your wives in this industry. Thank you!  

To our children, who are now all old enough to 'stretch or starve', its always awesome when you help too - thank you!

Lastly - to everyone who supported CYA Conference in 2017, by entering a competition, or booking in for conference or for booking a professional onsite appointment, it is only because the writing community has continued their support over the years that we can continue this event. Thank you for your support.

We will put more photographs into the albums as we sort them.

If you attended and want to fill in a survey form, you can do that here: 

Thank you again - and CYA soon!

Tina and the CYA Conference team.




Short List 2017

 

 

CYA Conference is pleased to announce the short list for the CYA Conference 2017 Writing and Illustrating Competition.

Please note that the final places will only be revealed at the Opening Awards Ceremony of CYA Conference on 1st July 2017, being held at South Bank TAFE, Brisbane. 

Look forward to seeing you there if you can make it!

 

Thank you to all the volunteer judges: 

Ally Howard, Amanda Gardiner, Bec Timmis, Cassandra Webb, Catherine Oehlman, Rose Pearce, Chris Bell, Claire Saxby, Gabrielle Devana, Georgina Moore, Heather Gallagher, Helene Magisson, Jen Loakes, Justine Barker, Lucy Mcginley, Lynda Calder, Maryanne O'Flynn, Michelle Worthington, Natalie Hatch, Nicky Albrecht, Rebecca Dalton, Rebecca Sheraton, Sandra Mohr-Edgar, Shaye Wardrop, Sue-Ellen Pashley, Tina Marie Clark, Yvonne Mes.

Without you all - we couldn’t have this competition. THANK YOU!

 

To everyone else who entered, who didn’t short list: CONGRATULATIONS!!

for having the courage to put your work out there, in front of a faceless stranger, to received feedback. THANK YOU for entering. 

We hope that the feedback you get helps you on your journey towards creating a better story! 

All feedback will be emailed out no earlier than 31st August as per the guidelines.

 

SHORT LIST 2017: In no particular order:

Hatchlings (8 - 18 years) 

Final Editor Judge: Katrina Lehman - Senior Editor for Penguin Random House

Category 1 - Picture Books

Celine N

Ella C

Olivia P


Category 2 - Chapter Books and Novels

Emily W 

Kodi S

Saraid T


Category 3 - Illustrated Picture books, Graphic Novels and Middle Grade Novels.

Kadyn S

Mia B 

Sarah G



Aspiring:

Category 1 - Picture Books - Preschool

Final Editor Judge: Kate Stevens, Commissioning Editor, Hachette Australia

The Box – Grace Bryant    

The Flippopotamus -  Laura Bridge        

Quick, Mum's Lost Her Marbles! – Sandra Turner       

 

Category 2 - Picture Books - Primary

Final Editor Judge: Final Editor Judge: Kate Stevens, Commissioning Editor, Hachette Australia

Billie's Trail of Clues - Carmel Lillis        

Alone on a Hill - Danielle Freeland        

Perfectly Peculiar - Rachelle Sadler       

 

Category 3 - Picture Books - Primary - Non Fiction

Final Editor Judge: Final Editor Judge: Kate Stevens, Commissioning Editor, Hachette Australia

Tawaki, The Rainforest Penguins - Leslee Anne Hewson     

Sister Kenny - Bush Nurse to Miracle Worker – Jacqui Halpin         

A Pocketful of Coins – Rachelle Sadler 

 

Category 4 - Chapter Books - Younger Readers

Final Editor Judge: Katrina Lehman - Senior Editor for Penguin Random House

Lee and Loh: The Avenue – Catherine Mojsiewicz     

Beyond The Wall – Danielle Freeland   

The Enchanted Doll's House – Lynelle Kendall           

 

Category 5 - Chapter Books - Older Readers

Final Editor Judge: Katrina Lehman - Senior Editor for Penguin Random House

Rocky - Amanda O'Shea   

Imperial - Brittany Dalton

The Disc of The Exiles – Joy Daly

 

Category 6 - Young Adult

Final Editor Judge: Lisa Berryman, Children’s Publisher at HarperCollins Publishers Australia.

To Sleep, To Dream – Emily Larkin        

Fire - Georgina Ballantine

 The Stone of The Amazons – Joy Daly

 

Category 7 - Graphic Novels, Illustrated Picture books & Illustrated Middle Grade Novels

Editor Judge: Clare Hallifax – Publishing Manager –  Scholastic Australia

Ellie and the Seagulls - Judy Paulson

My Two Grandmas - Liz Duthie   

Next Door Neighbours - Simone Hale

The Rite of the Conceição - Tiago Martins

One Still Dawn  - Yvonne Low     

 

Category 8 - Illustrations            

Editor Judge: Clare Hallifax – Publishing Manager –  Scholastic Australia

OPTION Two: T.M. Clark – T.M. Clark – Jabiru's Bush Dance – Marianna Marx

OPTION ONE: T.M. Clark – Sam Treasure: Whales Garden – Sandy Flett

OPTION ONE: T.M. Clark – Sam Treasure: Whales Garden – Tamlyn Teow         

 

Published Author:

Final Judge Editor: Suzanne O’Sullivan, Publisher for Lothian Children’s books, the children’s imprint of Hachette Australia

There is only one winner taken from ALL sections in Published.

Picture Books:

More, More, More! : Purple Puppies : Kara T Kidd: Karate Champion - Penny Morrison

Horrie the Hero – Neridah McMullin       

Once Upon a Sacred Site : Paper Cranes : The Perfectly Proper Grand Pet Parade – Coral Vass

 

YA Novels & Chapter Books:

Gone Daddy Gone; Book 1 in The Hartley Girls series – Jess Black

The Hatch - Karen Collum

Fangus Fearheart ... Truth seeker  - Sheryl Gwyther

 

Illustrations: Illustrated Picture Books. 

All illustrations have been seen by the editor and are under review. Anyone making it into the final line up will be notified.

 

Congratulations everyone on the short list! 

 

Thank you to all our Final Editor Judges. It’s a big task to put your own time into this style of judging, so THANK YOU!

Clare Hallifax, Publishing Manager –  Scholastic Australia

Kate Stevens, Commissioning Editor, Hachette Australia

Katrina Lehman, Senior Editor for  Penguin Random House

Lisa Berryman, Children’s Publisher at HarperCollins Publishers 

Suzanne O’Sullivan, Publisher for Lothian Children’s books, Hachette Australia

 

If you are in the above shortlist - you will all have received an email this morning. 

 

Our Twitter name is:@CYAConference and we are using the tag line: #CYA2017, if you choose to tweet about it!

 

Quick reminder that if you can’t attend conference or you are wanting to know the up to date happenings at CYA Conference during the day, we will be tweeting results on our normal @CYAConference and also #CYA2017. Note that the web site will not be updated until late the next day. 

 

Until next time, keep writing, keep illustrating and keep smiling!

 

CYA later!

Tina & The CYA Conference Team

 

Julia Ferracane joins the presenters

Today we announce a program change. We say fairwell to Felicity Valence who will be flying to New York to take up an oppertunity of a life time in employment in PR in a publishing house. We wish her every luck! 

And we welcome PR guru Julia Ferracane from Saint Copy PR & Communications as a presenter for 2017. 

Julia will be taking the workshop ~ Marketing for the creative mind ~ Explore strategies on creating a genuine voice on our social media and branding as an author, and enjoying engaging with your audience.


Former Arts and Publishing Publicist for The Australian Ballet and Penguin Random House Australia, Julia Ferracane established Saint Copy PR & Communications in 2015 with clear intentions - To make PR expertise more accessible to creative women in small business, not for profits and self-published authors. 

A champion for those bold enough to pursue their creative endeavors, Julia could see the leverage that targeted PR coverage can have for small business. With a broad range of clients across the arts, fashion, kids publishing and not for profit scene, Julia has helped get her clients the right coverage from digital to traditional PR, to be seen, heard and felt by their ideal audience.

So give a big warm CYA Confrence welcome to Julia! 

Dont forget that the editor appointents are closing soon, and youneed to shake a tail feather and get your conference regestrations in too. 1st July is now only a month away! 

CYA later!

Tina and the CYA Conference team!


Barrage of news updates…

A few updates have been going on on the CYA Conference site.

Obviously - we sent an email about the all important program change - and how that would impact you, and we have been flooded with good wishes for the new redesign and how everyone loves it and is just as excited fo this one. That is such great news!!! 

We had an editor and an agent shake up to: 

Editor: Kristy Bushnell went independent - and we will keep her booking open till 14th June to give people time to book in with her.

Agent: We welcomed into our on site professionals  - Danielle Binks, from Jacinta di Mase Management. And we will keep her booking open till 14th June to give people time to book in with her too.

A few editors/agents now are avaialabe on Friday, and a few will also now be joining us on Saturday - so make sure you look carefully for their avaialbility on the online booking form where you will see the number of booking left with each professional onsite.  See the Editor Appointments Page for details. 

We have been adding the CYA Successes to our precious archive, and belive me, keeping track of all these is proving really interesting. So many people to give beautiful gold badges to at conference.. I’mso happy for each and every book baby that comes along becuase of each of thier successes.

Our latest are: 

Emma Middleton




Catherine Pelosi, 



Kelli Byrnes 

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Taryn Bashford

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Did you look up their sucess stories - each journey is so different! 


Networking Evening Bookings are now open - and with an awesome menu and a new way to bring down the drinks bill, we are super excited already for this fun evening at 35 Bar & Bistro, 35 Peel St, South Brisbane QLD 4101. (Yip same place - different name.) 


I think that about brings every one up to date - don’t forget that editor/agent assessment bookings will close on 7th June, so get in there and book if you haven't already, and your work needs to be sent in by the new online system too. (Except for Kristy and Danielle who will close  on 14th June instead.)

CYA later!

Tina and the CYA Conference team!



 




 

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