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PENGUIN CALLS FOR YOUR MANUSCRIPT – CHILDREN’S & YA

Send your picture books, story books, novels and non-fiction

This is a big, BIG opportunity! Publisher Penguin Books Australia is calling for manuscripts – picture books, story books, novels and non-fiction – for children and young adult readers, from now until 31 July.

If you have a draft, or just the seed of a children’s book in you, you can get it written during the Centre’s course with one of Australia’s most successful children’s authors, Sally Odgers, starting THIS SATURDAY afternoon 19 May; then Saturday afternoons 2 June and 16 June.

She’s extraordinarily smart and it’s a practical course to develop YOUR next – or first – book for kids. Remember the Centre is not-for-profit so you get the course at cost. Click here to read about Sally’s course, and register with us before 4pm Thursday or just attend on the day.

From the Penguin Books Australia website, 16 May 2012

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS DIVISION

“The Books for Children and Young Adults (BCYA) division of Penguin Group (Australia) is the leading publisher of books for young people in this country. We produce picture books, story books, novels and some non-fiction works. We publish over 100 titles every year, ranging from books for very young children to publications for adolescents and beyond.

We are currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts from now until the end of July 2012.

We receive many thousands of manuscripts each year and only a very small percentage do get published. With that said, some of the names we know and love started out in the unsolicited pile and we understand that hidden gems can be discovered there…”

Click here to read the full submission information.(please note that you will need to scroll down to the Books for Children Division.)

And go! Write! 🙂

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