Young Adult

The Centre for Youth Literature (CYL) aims to connect Australian teens to books, writing, and each other. Based out of the State Library, CYL provides a wide range of programs and events – including the biennial Reading Matters conference, and the Inky Awards; an annual award for youth literature decided by young adults, which is the only book award of its kind in Australia. Inside A Dog is CYL’s website for teens, where they can post book reviews, read a Writer in Residence blog or join/create their own book club.

In Footscray you will find the 100 Story Building, a centre for young writers. They support young people’s writing and collaborative publishing endeavours through education, arts and social enterprise.

Over the years Express Media has become an integral part of the community, helping young Australians under the age of 25 and offering opportunities for various writing, media and arts projects, including publishing Voiceworks magazine and awarding the John Marsden/Hachette Australia Prize for Young Australian Writers.

#LoveOzYA is a grassroots movement comprised of some 300 individuals from various corners of Australian youth publishing, dedicated to celebrating our young adult literature. What started as a social media conversation and hashtag has turned into a campaign promoting international awareness of Aussie YA books and authors, and encouraging a national 'Read Local' attitude in Aussie teens.

Dymocks Sydney YA Bookmeet

6 August 2017

Event for NSW, Readers, Writers at Dymocks Sydney, 424 -430 George St,...

Connect with Your Audience: Writing for Kids and YA

12 August 2017

Event for Writers at NSW Writers' Centre, Callan Park, Lilyfield

#LoveOzYA at Bendigo Writers Festival

12 August 2017

Event for Readers, Teachers, Writers at Strategem Studio, Ulumbarra Theatre...

Story Camp

26 September 2017 to 28 September 2017
State Library Victoria

Join us for three days of workshops for storytellers aged 12–15.

Indie Comic Con

4 November 2017

Indie Comic Con is Melbourne's newest comic book festival showcasing loc

#LitFest2444 2018

9 April 2018

Event for Teachers, Writers at