2021 Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program

Entries open May 19, 2021 and close August 31, 2021.


CBCA NSW Branch is pleased to announce that the Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program is being re-launched in 2021 with sponsorship by Cathie Tasker who will mentor the winner. Fremantle Press will provide 2 runners-up with access to their online writing course plus the text How to be an author by Georgia Richter & Deborah Hunn.

The Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program aims to foster the talent of aspiring writers of children's literature across Australia and is open to all Australian citizens residing in Australia.



Entries will be received in these categories - Young Adult, Middle Grade and Picture Book.

The longlist will be announced mid October.

The winner will be announced at our end year celebration Aspire & Celebrate! (date to be confirmed).


​Cost of entries: CBCA members: $50. Non-members: $65 These prices include GST.


Click here for all the information.