How to Put Your Best Foot (Manuscript) Forward

Do have a completed manuscript... but what next?

With over 30 years in the industry, Maryann Ballantyne will show you how to put your best foot (manuscript) forward.
This Masterclass will teach self-editing techniques and show you how to present your manuscripts to the best they can be.

Bookings open Monday 4th March 8pm (AEDST)


Pick me! Pick me! Perfecting your Portfolio

If you are an emerging or an established illustrator or fine artists looking to approach publishers, then this is the MASTERCLASS for you.

Covering topics such as:

Targeting the Right Publishers
Refining Folio Content
Keeping Abreast With What Publishers Want
Addressing Personal Style vs Versatility
Maintaining Creative Exploration and Motivation

Bookings open Monday 4th March 8pm (AEDST)


The Slush Pile – How to Climb to the Top

Don't miss the amazing Michelle Madden from Penguin Random House share her insights on

The Slush Pile – How to Climb to the Top

This Masterclass will demystify the submission process. You will learn how to negotiate the slush pile, write that all-important query letter and increase your chances of getting published.

Bookings open Monday 4th March 8pm (AEDST)


Bonus for KidLitVic 2019 delegates

All KidLitVic 2019 delegates will receive a 20% discount to the Ford Street Event- Keeping Books Alive on Saturday November 24th.
This full day and night professional development seminar, for writers, illustrators, librarians and teachers, includes all day catering and a three course dinner with drinks.
The line up of speakers includes Meredith Costain, Mitch Vane, Danny Katz, Sue Lawson, Fiona Wood plus many more.
To register, call or email Rob Leonard (details below) and remember to mention you are a KidLitVic 2019 delegate to get your 20% discount!