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Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program

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The Children’s Book Council of Australia (Vic Branch) Inc. is offering emerging children’s and Young Adult writers and/or illustrators a two-week mentorship in Melbourne from 17 August to 2 September 2020.

Applicants are invited to submit one the following:

  • up to three children’s picture book texts (with or without illustrations);
  • one only younger reader manuscript;
  • one only Young Adult manuscript;
  • an illustration folio – in a PDF file or photocopies.

Submissions must be accompanied by a covering letter stating reasons for applying and a CV including contact details.

Send via email to: Helen Chamberlin, Acting Coordinator, Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program at [email protected]


Mail to Helen Chamberlin, 4/238 The Avenue, Parkville Vic. 3052.

Closing date for applications: Friday 31 January 2020.

Winners will be announced Tuesday 30 April 2020.

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