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Articles for Writers

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Ask Alice: Are boys reading?

Ask Alice: Are boys reading?

Ask Alice is an online column produced by the #LoveOzYA team, and written by our Secretary, Alice Boer-Endacott, who has published several young adult fantasy…

Ask Alice: How do Australian young adult authors get published overseas, and is it happening more?

Ask Alice: How do Australian young adult authors get published overseas, and is it happening more?

Ask Alice is an online column produced by the #LoveOzYA team, and written by our Secretary, Alice Boer-Endacott, who has published several young adult fantasy…

Ask Alice: What can *you* do to support diverse and owned representation in Australian YA?

Ask Alice: What can *you* do to support diverse and owned representation in Australian YA?

Ask Alice is an online column produced by the #LoveOzYA team, and written by our Secretary, Alice Boer-Endacott, who has published several young adult fantasy…

Breaking the Lore: Highlights from Sydney Writers Festival

Breaking the Lore: Highlights from Sydney Writers Festival

How Australia’s YA authors are challenging – and evolving – fantasy tropes Tropes! Love them or hate them, they’re a huge part of YA literature….

What does it mean to write about ‘home’ in Australian young adult fiction? Notes from Sydney Writers Festival

What does it mean to write about ‘home’ in Australian young adult fiction? Notes from Sydney Writers Festival

What does it mean to write about ‘home’ in Australian young adult fiction? From cities to remote bushlands, where we grow up and live can…

Ask Alice: What makes a compelling young adult book cover?

Ask Alice: What makes a compelling young adult book cover?

Ask Alice is an online column produced by the #LoveOzYA team, and written by our Secretary, Alice Boer-Endacott, who has published several young adult fantasy…

Ask Alice: Did new adult ever really ‘die’ and what lessons can we draw from it for the future of young adult?

Ask Alice: Did new adult ever really ‘die’ and what lessons can we draw from it for the future of young adult?

Ask Alice is an online column produced by the #LoveOzYA team, and written by our Secretary, Alice Boer-Endacott, who has published several young adult fantasy…

Ask Alice: Is writing advice bad, actually?

Ask Alice: Is writing advice bad, actually?

Ask Alice is an online column produced by the #LoveOzYA team, and written by our Secretary, Alice Boer-Endacott, who has published several young adult fantasy…

#LoveOzYA celebrates charity status with a Pozible Party!

#LoveOzYA celebrates charity status with a Pozible Party!

Seven years since its inception as a passionate, proactive, and much-loved grassroots movement, #LoveOzYA – a national organisation celebrating and promoting Australian youth literature –…