CBCA Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program


ONLY 2 WEEKS TO GO! Entries close July 31, 2019

** Please note that due to problems with the CBCA NSW Branch website, below are the entry form, terms and conditions, how to prepare a pitch and pitch form. Submissions remain as per instructions on the terms and conditions **

Original Press Release
CBCA NSW Branch is pleased to announce that entries are open for the 2019 Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program (AWMP), sponsored by Scholastic Australia. The aim of this national award is to foster the talent of an unpublished author of children’s literature. In 2019 the AWMP is open to picture book and junior fiction manuscripts.

The Winner of the AWMP will receive the Charlotte Waring Barton Award and a mentorship with Scholastic Australia, to include two three-hour mentoring sessions with an author selected by Scholastic Australia, and a one-hour mentoring session with each of the following Scholastic Australia employees: an editor, a marketing communications manager and a publisher.

Entries close on Wednesday 31 July 2019. A long list of entrants will be notified by the AWMP Convenor on or around November 22, 2019. The Winner and runners up will be announced on Thursday 28 November 2019 at an evening event in Sydney.

Authors whose careers have been launched by this award include the best-selling/award winning Michelle Cooper, Kirsty Eager, Jacqueline Harvey and Oliver Phommavanh.
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For further information, please contact AWMP Convenor Sarah Foster on sarahfcbcansw@gmail.com or Felicity Jagavkar in the CBCA NSW Branch office on cbcansw@bigpond.com