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Publishing Children’s Books

So, you’ve written a book (or books!) for kids or young adults, but need to get your head around the industry? This workshop will provide an overview of all the parts that aren’t writing or illustrating. You’ll learn how to research and approach publishers or agents, what to include in your pitch to show you’re knowledgeable, what to expect from publishers, the roles that booksellers play (along with how you can work with them) and more!


  • When: Sunday 28 April, 10am–4pm
  • Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
  • With: Michael Earp

About the Tutor

Photo of Michael Earp
A photo of Michael Earp.

Michael Earp is a non-binary writer living in Naarm, editor of the anthologies Kindred: 12 Queer #LoveOzYA Stories and Everything Under The Moon: Fairy Tales in a Queerer Light (October 2023). With a teaching degree and a Masters in Children’s Literature, they have worked between bookselling and publishing for twenty years and were named ABA Bookseller of the Year in 2021. Their writing has appeared in Archer, The Age, PopMatters, The Victorian Writer and Aurealis.

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