Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program
The Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program aims at fostering the talent of aspiring writers of children's literature across Australia.
In its 22nd year, the mentorship offers an unpublished author of children's books the opportunity to work with a publisher to further develop their manuscript.
The 2018 winner will receive the Charlotte Waring Barton Award and work with our current sponsor HarperCollins Children'sBooks Australia in a comprehensive mentorship which includes:
- 2 x 3-hour guidance sessions with an established HarperCollins author
- 1 x 1-hour session with a HarperCollins editor
- 1 x 1-hour session with a publishing expert in HarperCollins Marketing Communications
- 1 x 1-hour session with a HarperCollins publisher
Please note: If the winner resides outside of Sydney, HarperCollins reserves the right to conduct all sessions via Skype.
This initiative began in 1996 as the Frustrated Writers Menstorship Program.
|2016 Charlotte Waring Barton Award winner Danika Hall, attended HarperCollins Children’s Books, met the team and toured their offices.|