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Children’s Book Council of Australia
Voluntary , national children’s book organisation which administers the CBCA’s Children’s Book of the Year award, and publishes Reading Time magazine which has reviews and articles on Australian and New Zealand children’s books.
Australian Society Of Authors
National organisation for authors which provides contract advice, the stylefile showcase for illustrators (www.thestylefile.com) and professional support. It has suggested fees for author speaking, and information about rights such as ELR and PLR (Educational Lending Rights and Public Lending Right) and CAL payments (Copyright Agency Licensing) which are important income sources for writers.
Writing NSW (previously the NSW Writers Centre) provides talks, workshops and services for all writers: www.writingnsw.org.au.
Buzzwords e-magazine features interviews plus information for authors and illustrators of children’s fiction: www.buzzwordsmagazine.com.
Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA): www.cbca.org.au.
Sisters in Crime: www.sistersincrime.org.au.
Society of Women Writers NSW meets once a month for a workshop (in a variety of genres) and talk: www.womenwritersnsw.org.
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – Australia
International organisation of authors and illustrators which offers marketing and conferences as well as an electronic newsletter and magazine.