CREATING KIDS’ AND YA BOOKS

Welcome to Write Links QUEENSLAND'S CHILDREN'S WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS GROUP Become a member If you would like to connect with children’s writers and illustrators at various stages of their writing careers, Write Links is for you! Join online now.

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Children's Writers and Illustrators Group Why join Write Links? Write Links is a writers group for writers and illustrators of children's book, published and unpublished, living in Queensland.

We network, share information, critique each other’s work, motivate and cheer each other on in working towards achieving our personal writing goals.

What We Offer

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Networking

Meet like-minded people and get to know industry professionals through workshops.

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Professional Development

A variety of professional development sessions from ‘social media for authors’ to ‘how to write the perfect pitch’ take place each month.

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Critique Groups

Improve your writing with a supportive and diverse critique group. There are specific groups for picture book, junior fiction, young adult and illustrators.

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Resources

Our extensive list of resources can help you on your writing and illustrating journey. Visit our Resources page for industry events, associations, newsletters and more.

From the Blog

Illustration Retreat at Woodlands of Marburg, May 2024

Set in the beautiful surrounds of Woodlands of Marburg, children’s book author and illustrator Yvonne Mes opened the weekend with one of the most widely loved and recognised of all picture book characters – Eric Carl’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. […]

Collective Wisdom: Insider Tips for Emerging Children’s Authors and Illustrators

As an aspiring children’s author, I’ve often found myself lost and overwhelmed by a maze of advice and feedback for people looking to get into the industry. Advice can be contradictory, vague, and often downright irrelevant to my preferred genre, […]

A New Critique Group at Write Links!

  Hello aspiring and emerging authors and illustrators! Are you like me when I started writing and have googled extensively on ‘how to get published’ and found out that it’s super helpful to join a writing group and take part […]

Quality Critiquing Workshop with Melanie Hill

I wrote my first chapter book for children in 2005. It was brilliant. It was a masterpiece. It was a future best seller. I know because my mum said so. I still have the rejection letter from Penguin. It’s an […]

Workshop with Kate Foster – Writing Diverse Characters and Deep Point of View

Diversity, inclusivity and representation are hot topics in children’s literature at the moment, so the Write Links group were very fortunate to have the award-winning Kate Foster speak on this topic at our 3 February 2024 meeting.       […]

Decodable Readers – Writing for Educational Publishing – Presented by Nicole Forrest and Mary Serenc

Two years ago, Nicole and Mary pitched a project to Firefly Education. Their goal – to create a set of Decodable Readers that aligned with the science of reading, were easy for teachers to use, and that were engaging and […]

The Criteria for Children’s Literary Awards – with speaker Mia Macrossan

The dream of many writers is for their books to win awards. It brings prestige, money, increased sales, and affirmation. But how to win them?   While no one can give the magic formula for this, this October, Write Links […]

Using Instagram as a Kidlit Creator – with Victoria Ellen & Annaleise Byrd

Creating content, sharing it, hash-tagging, collaborating, reels, posts, day feeds – Social Media. Whether you love to hate it or hate to love it, it’s definitely here to stay, and most dauntingly, be ever changing in it’s analytics, functionality, measures […]

Getting published in children’s magazines: Wise words from Annaleise Byrd, Ayesha Uddin & Melissa Salisbury

  Happy chatter filtered through the congregation of authors, illustrators, creators, and booklovers who had gathered in the beautiful Mount Coo-tha Botanical Gardens for the July meeting of Writelinks. As we settled in, our attention was directed to the array […]

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