A publishing calendar for key dates in the Australian children’s trade picture book market for the upcoming year.
As an unpublished author, it’s difficult to find someone who will even read your manuscript. The picture book publishing industry is tight, with too many authors and few publishers willing to risk an unknown writer.
So I have compiled a reasonably extensive list of Australian publishers and their status with respect to accepting unsolicited children’s picture book manuscripts.
At the beginning of July, I attended a 6 hour workshop at Pinerolo, the Children’s Book Cottage in the Blue Mountains.