Assessments Due By Monday 12th March Midnight (AEDT)

Assessment are due by Monday 12th March....Whhaat??

Where did the time go, you ask?


6 fabulous reasons to submit your Assessment before the deadline:

1. There will be no extensions

2. If you fail to submit your assessment by the due date, you wont be  entitled to a refund and you'll miss an amazing opportunity

3. If your submission doesn't meet the required guidelines, it will be returned to you. You don't want it returned at 11:55pm on Monday night

4. The sooner we can submit your work to the publishers for assessment, the happier they will be.

5. We don't want to freak out our Assessment Coordinator by bombarding her with hundreds of submissions on the last day

6. You can finally relax once you've submitted your assessment successfully

Second Round Offers Announced

Have you all recovered from Monday night's frenzy?
Are you ready to do it all again?
Well, we have a NEWS FLASH!!

On MONDAY 19th FEBRUARY at 8PM (AEDT), we are releasing SECOND ROUND OFFERS. This time it is OPEN SLATHER.

This means you can book as many ASSESSMENTS as you want and up to 3 WORKSHOPS if you wish.  

These are the RULES- *You CANNOT book a second Assessment or Workshop/Masterclass UNTIL 8PM (AEDT) on MONDAY 19TH FEBRUARY 2018.

Your second booking will be refunded if purchased prior to the Second Round officially opening.
*Here at KidLitVic, we like to be fair and want to give others enough opportunity to purchase their first Assessment and Workshop. However, after Monday 19th Feb at 8pm, go for your life! It's #openslather


Getting your head around... genres, manuscripts and word lengths

The Picture Book...or otherwise known as a PB usually targets children ages 2-4 and 4-7 years old and is under 500 words in length. A PB for children ages 7-9 could be up to 1000 words in length.

The Chapter Book (can be a series) can target children ages 6–9 ( Young readers: 800 to 1200 words) or age: 7–10 years can range from 5000 to 25,000 words.

Middle-grade fiction (or MG) is defined as fiction featuring pre-teen characters in situations of interest to 8-12 year olds. Middle Grade novels are usually between 30,000 and 50,000 words long.

Young Adult or YA fiction features teen protagonists in situations of interest to teen readers (12 or 13years and older). YA novels are usually between 50,000 and 90,000 words long.