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Ask Alice: What impact has #LoveOzYA had on the Australian literary scene?

Ask Alice: What impact has #LoveOzYA had on the Australian literary scene?

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

#LoveOzYA Q&A with Astrid Scholte for LEAGUE OF LIARS

#LoveOzYA Q&A with Astrid Scholte for LEAGUE OF LIARS

Astrid Scholte was raised on a diet of Spielberg, Lucas and Disney, and knew she wanted to be surrounded by all things fantastical from a…

#LoveOzYA Q&A with Zach Jones for GROWING UP IN FLAMES

#LoveOzYA Q&A with Zach Jones for GROWING UP IN FLAMES

Zach Jones has been an acrobat, a psychologist, and taught Shakespeare in prison. He completed his doctorate in Creative Writing at USC. Growing Up in…

Ask Alice: Are young people actually reading Australian YA?

Ask Alice: Are young people actually reading Australian YA?

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

What we’ve learned from the Steph Bowe Mentorship

What we’ve learned from the Steph Bowe Mentorship

Ellie Casey and Emilie Morscheck were the dual winners of the inaugural Steph Bowe Mentorship for Young Writers in 2021. With the mentorship open to…

#LoveOzYA Q&A with Vanessa Len about ONLY A MONSTER

#LoveOzYA Q&A with Vanessa Len about ONLY A MONSTER

Vanessa Len is an Australian author of Chinese-Malaysian and Maltese heritage. An educational editor, she has worked on everything from language learning programs to STEM…

#LoveOzYA Q&A with Kate Hendrick about FISH OUT OF WATER

#LoveOzYA Q&A with Kate Hendrick about FISH OUT OF WATER

Kate Hendrick is a high school Visual Arts and Photography teacher whose novels The Accident and The Finder are published by Text. She lives in…

Ask Alice: How do I know when my work is ready to submit?

Ask Alice: How do I know when my work is ready to submit?

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

#LoveOzYA Q&A with Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich for IF THIS GETS OUT

#LoveOzYA Q&A with Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich for IF THIS GETS OUT

Sophie Gonzales is a YA contemporary author best known for her Grease retelling Only Mostly Devastated and 2021’s Perfect on Paper. Cale Dietrich is a self-proclaimed YA…