Kate & Christina's FAQ
If Kate or Christina a very busy with assessments can we send it to the other?
Sorry no. Christina & Kate work separately. This website is merely shared to make our services easier to access.Christina only critiques picture book manuscripts & Kate works with Young adult novels.
If I want a novel & a picture book critiqued can I make one payment for the two?
As Christina & Kate work independently payments can only be made to each person individually.
Can you recommend my work to a publisher?
No, that is not a part of this service. There are people who offer manuscript assessment services that often cover that. They often cost more and still will not guarantee publication.Publisher requirements change and our recommendations will not guarantee a contract. Publisher guidelines and requirements can be found on their websites (see links). Always follow each individual publishers guidelines when submitting a manuscript.
Can I post my manuscript?
No. Please email your work to us. This is the safest and cheapest option. Snail mail can result in lost work and delays in our response to you. If you are posting a large manuscript this will be very expensive.
Will you show my work to someone else, is it safe?
No, we will not show your work to anyone. Yes, your work is completely safe and you are assured of confidentiality. All creative work is automatically copyrighted to its creator. It is very easy for you to identify the work is yours if saved on your computer (don't forget to back it up regularly). Your work will not be discussed with anyone without your permission.
Australian Society of Authors (ASA)
The Australian Society of Authors promotes and protects the professional interests of Australian literary creators.
Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators (SCWBI)
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is the international professional organisation for writers and illustrators of children's literature since 1971.
Childrens Book Council of Australia (CBCA)
Offers support to authors and illustrators, annual awards, and events.
State Writing Centres (Australia) (ASA web page)
(for writing centres and groups outside of Australia, web search your local area)
this list is only to be used as a guide. Please check the submission guidelines for each publisher. This list does not indicate that the publisher is currently taking manuscripts
Allen & Unwin
Windy Hollow Books
Triple D Books
Five Mile Press
Black Dog Books
Ford Street Publishing
Hardie Grant Egmont
Lothian (imprint of Hachette)