For all those aspiring authors who have used their self-isolation to work on their manuscript, Walker Books Australia is launching Walker Wednesday to find the next generation of Australian stories.
Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children’s publishing to Australia and New Zealand for over 25 years. The company is dedicated to publishing books of unwavering quality for children and young adults to read and treasure. They are also passionate about the Australian children’s book industry and is a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators, both emerging and award-winning.
As part of an initiative to strengthen their commitment to Australian publishing, Walker Books Australia is looking for new, diverse voices to create Australian stories for Australian kids.
Walker Wednesday will become a bi-annual event, where the editorial team and other passionate staff members will review unpublished manuscripts for all ages (picture books, junior fiction, middle grade fiction and YA) from new and established writers.
The Walker Books team is committed to celebrating the voices of everyday Australians from diverse backgrounds and adding new stories to their list of high quality, award-winning children’s books.
“We are a company of big readers and are particularly keen to discover more about unsung Australians whose stories are woven into the fabric of our rich history or contemporary stories that make sense of the present and bring it to life. And is why we’re super excited at the thought of receiving manuscripts from the treasure-trove of talented creators everywhere. Their voices need to be heard to inform, inspire and delight,” says Walker Books Australia Publisher, Linsay Knight.
All submissions for Walker Wednesday will be accepted on the submission date only. Submissions can be lodged at https://bit.ly/WalkerWednesday20 from 9am – midnight on:
- Wednesday 29 July 2020
- Wednesday 25 November 2020