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Black&Write! Fellowship

Black&Write! Fellowship

May 24, 2020

Exciting times ahead developing the Backyard Sports picture book series into something with the Black&Write! Fellowship team. Congratulations to Eunice Day for her book as well. Look forward to reading it! https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/get-involved/fellowships-awards-residencies/blackwrite/blackwrite-writing-fellowships

Australia Council of the Arts- Grant Application Advice

Australia Council of the Arts- Grant Application Advice

We were recently unsuccessful in two rounds of Arts Council of Australia grant applications… but found the advice that they then provided AFTER the rejections really useful for our future applications. We thought we would share it to help future... More

On being Writers

On being Writers

I have always loved stories. Devouring books… probably escaping reality a bit. Babysitter’s Club, Goosebumps, Obernewtyn Chronicals, Tomorrow When the War Began, Taronga, The Magic Faraway Tree, Animorphs… I can remember in year 7 sitting at the computer typing away... More

Hachette Contract

Hachette Contract

Exciting News Part One: Hachette Contract We are excited to announce that we have signed a two book contract with Hachette for Beautiful Night (2021) and an untitled manuscript (2022). Special thanks to our editor and writing mentor Shel Sweeney from... More

Curious Creatures, Wild Minds CBCA Book Week 2020 A Basic Teacher Guide

Curious Creatures, Wild Minds CBCA Book Week 2020 A Basic Teacher Guide

So winning the Honour Book for Black Cockatoo (Magabala 2018) in the 2019 CBCA Awards kind of made us a little more excited about book week… forever! And guess what… you can keep the excitement running in your classroom too for the... More

Deadly Reads: Benny Bungarra

Deadly Reads: Benny Bungarra

October 20, 2019 ,

Benny Bungarra’s big bush clean up (Magabala 2018) is a book that our 3.5-year-old makes us read on repeat… so that tells us something! I think I just like how Benny’s name rolls off the tongue. The solid colour, simplistic... More

Deadly Reads: Baby Bilby’s Question

Deadly Reads: Baby Bilby’s Question

October 15, 2019 ,

Sally Morgan and Adele Jaunn created a delightful little book Baby Bilby’s Question (Little Hare Books 2012) that compares how long a dad will love his son through the impossible combinations of Australian events. The dad shows how much he... More

Barefoot Investor

Barefoot Investor

October 14, 2019

You mob- you need to get ‘buckets’! So you could read the whole book if you wanted but if all you do- set up separate bank accounts for the way you use your money. Your local Aboriginal organisation can probably... More

Deadly Reads: cooee mittigar a story on darug songlines

Deadly Reads: cooee mittigar a story on darug songlines

We are so excited to review a new release from Magabala! Our publisher, Rachel Bin Salleh, gifted us this book with our latest contract (but we were under no obligation to do a review- we do this because we genuinely... More

Deadly Reads- Yinti Desert Child

Deadly Reads- Yinti Desert Child

Title: Yinti Desert Child (Magabala 2019) -part of the Yinti series- Yinti Desert Dog and Yinti Desert Cowboy Audience: YA 12+ including struggling readers and Aboriginal audiences. There is a content warning for this book though- death of a child,... More

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