Kids & YA Festival to be directed by acclaimed children’s author Aleesah Darlison


Kids & YA Festival 2014 Call For Submissions The NSW Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce our Kids & YA Festival on 28 June 2014, directed by acclaimed children’s author Aleesah Darlison.

In a Kids & YA Festival first, Aleesah will be calling for submissions to ensure the Festival will cover the emerging trends and diversity of voices in the field.

“I’m very excited,” Darlison said. “I’m looking forward to putting together an enticing program that will bring many talented authors, illustrators and writing industry professionals together.”

Submissions may come from authors, illustrators, e-­‐book and traditional trade publishers, agents and any other interested parties.

Involvement may take the form of panel speakers, chair responsibilities, book launch opportunities, mentoring or manuscript feedback sessions.

To register your interest, please send your name, address, telephone and website details to

Submissions must be a single A4 page or less, and include details of your publication experience, any upcoming releases around the time of the festival and suggested panel topics or specific areas of expertise.

Submissions open Monday 2 December and close Friday 31 January. The Festival program will be released in May 2014.

The NSW Writers' Centre