How to share your new book or other news with members

Share your good news!

Each month we'll be keeping you up to date with news of new publications by members, and also any awards and competitions our members have won. So if you're a member and want to share your exciting news, please contact us and include the following information:

  • Title of book or name of award
  • Author website
  • Publisher and format(s)
  • Publisher's website
  • ISBN (if applicable)
  • Age group range
  • 40 word synopsis of book or information about award
  • Cover image: 72 dpi, no more than 200 px wide, saved as .jpg or .gif

Each news item can only be submitted once. Please don't send news that is more than 12 months old. Unfortunately submissions that don't follow the above format can't be accepted. 

Please send all information to Charlotte Calder

Amazing Success of the SCBWI Australia and New Zealand Conference

The energy, launches, pitch sessions, publisher panels, critiques, keynotes with the brilliant illustrator Bruce Whatley and Prinz award winning author Melina Marchetta, the masterclasses ... with wonderful catering by celebrity chefs from Vincent at The Hughenden Hotel ... and the best dinner dance party ever with out own SCBWI band with authors Meredith Costain, Scott Chambers, Mark Greenwood and illustrator James Foley - the Beatnickers ROCK!!!!

And so much business was done with the Illustrator Showcase having the more than 50 publishers, art directors and editors in talks for books. The authors did brilliantly too - expect books and contracts!!!!

And there was craft and friendship and networking across Australia and New Zealand and even to the USA!!!!! 

Brilliant and thankyou for the amazing support of the Illustrator Showcase committee led by Sarah Davis, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall, Andrea Edmonds, Dale Newman and Jenny Hale.

Thankyou to the invaluable admin/website work of Assistant Illustrator Coordinator Marjorie Crosby-Fairall.

Thankyou to Margaret Roc for her amazing management of the critiques and manuscripts.

Thankyou to Deb Abela for her gifted curating of the 7 launches!!!!!!!  As well as other things.

Thankyou to Tracey Hawkins and Katrina Germein for their curating of the Pitch session - I expect contracts coming from that.

Thankyou to Sheryl Gwyther for being the ROVING REPORTER coordinator and blog master.

Thankyou to Betty Sargeant for the hash twitter management - loved your signs all over the Hughenden!

Thankyou to the brilliant band - what a night!!!!!

Thankyou to so many - Penny Morrison (delegate bags), Frances Plumpton (registration), the SCBWI leaders and committees who work throughout the year supporting the wonderful world of SCBWI DOWNUNDER - check them out on our front page of our Australia East & NZ website.

THANKYOU to the fabulous staff of The Hughenden Hotel - special mention to James RUBEN Executive Director and to Jered Front Office Manager.

Thankyou to Australia West for joining us - LOVE you guys so much - yeah to Frane Lessac RA and James Foley - who were the Australia West cheer leader team.



Susanne Gervay, RA Australia East & New Zealand