About LoveOzYA

LoveOzYA is, at its heart, a way to focus the discussions around young adult (YA) fiction in Australia and by doing so, promote local content to local readers. The movement began – as all important conversations do nowadays – online, and rapidly garnered the attention of writers, readers, publishers, booksellers and so many more invested in our national youth literature. We all want the same thing – to draw the attention of Australian teens to Australian books that speak to their experience, and unite the youth-lit community by;

  • promoting a united message
  • centralising information
  • raising the profile of local content

The LoveOzYA community is represented by an elected committee who can facilitate discussion, speak to the media, and carry out actions on behalf of the group. The members of this committee are currently as follows;

  • Amanda Diaz (ACT)
  • Michael Earp (VIC) (Chair)
  • Kevin Lee (VIC)
  • Nicola Santilli (NSW)
  • Jess Walton (VIC)

You can find the full history behind the movement, and the stats that inspired it, here: http://www.killyourdarlingsjournal.com/2015/07/loveozya/ & here: http://www.wheelercentre.com/notes/young-love-australian-YA

#LoveOzYA supporters:

City of Literature

 

The #LoveOzYa logo was designed by author Trinity Doyle