Useful links for writers
Australian Society Of Authors
National organisation for authors which provides contract advice, the Style File showcase for illustrators (www.thestylefile.com) and professional support. It has suggested fees for author speaking and information about rights such as ELR and PLR (Educational Lending Rights and Public Lending Right) and CAL payments (Copyright Agency Licensing) which are important income sources for writers.
Suite C1.06 22-36 Mountain Street,
Ultimo, NSW 2007 Australia
Ph: (61-2) 9211 1004
Fax: (61-2) 9211 0125
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – Australia
International organisation of authors and illustrators which offers marketing and conferences as well as an electronic newsletter and magazine. Local chapters in each state have local professional gatherings throughout the year which are great for networking.
Books Illustrated Gallery and Bookshop
A Children’s Literature Centre in Victoria with a unique gallery for book illustrations and a children’s bookshop specialising in picture books and quality art materials. Co-director is renowned illustrator Ann James. Open by appointment.
Australian Centre for Youth Literature
The Centre for Youth Literature develops and runs:programs about reading for teenagers and young people ,professional development programs to inspire and support teachers, librarians and literacy professionals.
Centre for Youth Literature
State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston Street, Melbourne. VIC 3000
Phone 03 8664 7014
Children’s Book Council of Australia
Voluntary , national children’s book organisation which administers the CBCA’s Children’s Book of the Year award and publishes Reading Time magazine which has reviews and articles on the latest in Australian and New Zealand children’s books. Headquarters moves to a different state every two years.
Children’s Books Daily (an on-line site about good books old and new)
which includes BURNING THE BAILS: the story of the Ashes
Lu Rees Archives
A collection of resources encouraging the study and research of Australian children’s literature. The collection is currently housed in the University of Canberra Library and contains the edited manuscripts and work in process as well as translations of authors like John Marsden, Margaret Clark and Hazel Edwards.
Author’s & Illustrators websites:
- Janeen Brian – www.janeenbrian.com
- Chris Cheng – www.chrischeng.com
- Anna Ciddor – www.annaciddor.com
- Margaret Clark – www.margaretclark.com
- Hazel Edwards – www.hazeledwards.com
- Corinne Fenton – www.corinnefenton.com
- Marjory Gardner – www.marjorygardner.com
- Susanne Gervay – www.sgervay.com
- Julia Lawrinson – www.julialawrinson.com.au
- Sally Murphy – www.sallymurphy.net
- Sally Rippin – www.sallyrippin.com
- Craig Smith – www.craigsmithillustration.com
- Gabrielle Wang – www.gabriellewang.com