Welcome to Write Links QUEENSLAND'S CHILDREN'S WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS GROUP Become a member If you would like to connect with children’s writers and illustrators at various stages of their writing careers, Write Links is for you! Join online now.

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Children's Writers and Illustrators Group Why join Write Links? Write Links is a writers group for writers and illustrators of children's book, published and unpublished, living in Queensland.

We network, share information, critique each other’s work, motivate and cheer each other on in working towards achieving our personal writing goals.

What We Offer

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Meet like-minded people and get to know industry professionals through workshops.

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Professional Development

A variety of professional development sessions from ‘social media for authors’ to ‘how to write the perfect pitch’ take place each month.

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Critique Groups

Improve your writing with a supportive and diverse critique group. There are specific groups for picture book, junior fiction, young adult and illustrators.

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Our extensive list of resources can help you on your writing and illustrating journey. Visit our Resources page for industry events, associations, newsletters and more.

From the Blog

Decodable Readers – Writing for Educational Publishing – Presented by Nicole Forrest and Mary Serenc

Two years ago, Nicole and Mary pitched a project to Firefly Education. Their goal – to create a set of Decodable Readers that aligned with the science of reading, were easy for teachers to use, and that were engaging and […]

The Criteria for Children’s Literary Awards – with speaker Mia Macrossan

The dream of many writers is for their books to win awards. It brings prestige, money, increased sales, and affirmation. But how to win them?   While no one can give the magic formula for this, this October, Write Links […]

Using Instagram as a Kidlit Creator – with Victoria Ellen & Annaleise Byrd

Creating content, sharing it, hash-tagging, collaborating, reels, posts, day feeds – Social Media. Whether you love to hate it or hate to love it, it’s definitely here to stay, and most dauntingly, be ever changing in it’s analytics, functionality, measures […]

Getting published in children’s magazines: Wise words from Annaleise Byrd, Ayesha Uddin & Melissa Salisbury

  Happy chatter filtered through the congregation of authors, illustrators, creators, and booklovers who had gathered in the beautiful Mount Coo-tha Botanical Gardens for the July meeting of Writelinks. As we settled in, our attention was directed to the array […]

AI in Publishing with Liss Caldwell

One drizzly winter afternoon, members of the writing community teetered on the precipice waiting to hear if creatives have a future or if Artificial Intelligence (AI) would take over the world. On Saturday 3rd June 2023, many Writelink attendees looked […]

Compelling Characters Workshop with Gus Gordon

One sunny autumn afternoon, illustrator and author Gus Gordon shared his wisdom with the world. On Saturday 6th May 2023, the monthly WriteLinks session featured an internationally acclaimed guest with over eighty books to his name. Forty creatives filled the […]

Getting the most out of writing conferences – led by Yvonne Mes

Attending kidlit conferences can be fun, exciting, informative, nerve-wracking, daunting and, let’s face it, sometimes expensive. But with some hard-won expert guidance from Yvonne Mes, ably assisted by Rebecca Sheraton, Write Links attendees got the low down on how to […]

Workshop with Judith Rossell

  There was a packed house at the Write Links meeting at the State Library of Qld on Saturday, with good reason… the incredible Judith Rossell, author of Withering By Sea, was in residence. Listening to the story of her […]

Sound in Stories – Workshop led by Yvonne Mes

By Sophia Evans It’s sometimes called ‘Professional Development’, other times ‘Ask An Expert’ and quite often ‘Writing Workshop’. But no matter what it’s called, one of my favourite parts of our monthly Write Links meetings is our ‘Writers Activation’ sessions—time […]

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