The LoveOzYA Committee has announced that, thanks to the overwhelming enthusiasm and support of the Australian YA community, LoveOzYA is back and here to stay.
LoveOzYA is, at its heart, a way to focus the discussions around young adult (YA) fiction in Australia and by doing so, promote local content to local readers.
Earlier this year, LoveOzYA faced some challenges that put its future in doubt. In March, the committee put a call out to the community asking for support from those who saw a need for LoveOzYA to continue.
In a statement this week, the LoveOzYA committee have thanked everyone who answered that call:
“The response we received was overwhelming. We thank you for your passion, generous offers of support and patience in recent months while we’ve taken steps to secure a sustainable future for LoveOzYA.”
New committee members were selected to form an interim committee to rebuild LoveOzYA. However, they are open to nominations for new members and are particularly seeking applicants with fundraising and governance experience.
To read more of the Committee’s statement, please visit the LoveOzYA website.