This one day conference combines expert discussion panels of Australia's leading publishers, one-to-one manuscript assessments, 3 minute pitches, 1 hour masterclasses and 1 hour ‘Up Close and Personal’ Sessions with publishers that will build and enhance your creative career.

How much does it cost to attend the conference?

The Publisher Panels

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The Masterclasses

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How much does it cost to attend a Masterclass?
TBA. Each session will be run by an expert Publisher, with a limited number of delegates per masterclass, specifically designed for an elite hands-on learning experience in a small group environment.

The Pitch Sessions

What is a Pitch? Verbal pitches are a face-to-face meeting with an agent or a publisher. These in-person pitch sessions are a great opportunity for you to sell yourself and your writing. At KidLitVic 2020, we are offering you the opportunity to have a one-on-one 3 minute pitch with an attending publisher or agent followed by 2mins of feedback. You will also have the opportunity to give the publisher or agent a prepared A4 handout (about you!) to take away.

Pitch sessions are available with- TBA

How much does a Pitch cost?

The Up Close and Personal Sessions

What is the 1 hour Up Close and Personal Session? At KidLitVic 2020, you will have the opportunity to sit in on a small group (with only 5 other delegates) to meet, ask questions and chat ‘up close and personal’ with attending publishers.

‘Up Close and Personal’ Sessions are available with- TBA

How much will the ‘Up Close and Personal’ Session cost?


Manuscript Assessments-

How much will an assessment cost?

Each assessment costs $80. A KidLitVic Manuscript Assessment is a fifteen minute one-to-one meeting with an attending publisher of your choice (depending on availability), to discuss your manuscript. Each publisher has their own style of providing feedback. This may be oral or written or both. We advise that you take notes during your assessment meeting. Paid assessments are ONLY available to conference attendees.

How do I submit my work for the assessments?

Before you submit your work you must download the Manuscript Assessment Submission Guidelines. This will explain how to submit your manuscript. 

Can I book an assessment if I'm not attending the conference?

No unfortunately, due to the high demand for assessments, we are unable to offer assessments to people not attending the conference.

When can I book an assessment?


Will I be able to book who I want for my assessment?

You have the opportunity to select who you want to assess your work providing that the publisher or agent still has spaces available. If they are fully booked, you may have to select an alternative assessor. So it pays to book early.

What can I do if the assessments are booked out?

You can be placed on a waiting list. Please email your preferred assessor, along with your details to

Do I have to have my submission ready when I book my assessment?