Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

Below are a few of the essential ‘Tools of the Trade’ in the children’s writing industry. Visit their website and find out why they’ve been around the industry for so long.

Tools of the Trade

BuzzWords Magazine

Writing or illustrating for kids? Buzzwords magazine is for you with writing tips, competitions, interviews, markets, opportunities, courses and loads more.

Everything you need for your career in the children’s book industry right at your finger tips.

All this emailed to you twice a month for the small amount of $48 per year.

For more information contact us via the details below.



Writing NSW

Writing NSW exists to promote writing-based culture and the rights and interests of writers in NSW.

Our mission is to make a difference to writers. Writing NSW brings aspirational, emerging, developing and established writers together as a community through the provision of a suite of writing programs and services that support, develop and promote a writing culture.


Pass It On

PASS IT ON is a weekly, interactive e-zine for anyone and everyone interested in the Children’s Book Industry. At $40 per year (0.80cents an issue) – you really can’t afford to miss it.

Jackie also offers a Rhyming Manuscript Editing Service. If you have a children’s poem or story in verse that won’t behave itself, send it to and she’ll soon have it sorted out.


Kids' Book Review

Kids’ Book Review is a 100% voluntary children’s literature and book review site that supports and features authors, illustrators and publishers Australia-wide and internationally.

Founded by Australian author/illustrator, Tania McCartney, it is run by a small team of women who have decades of experience in the children’s book industry, with roles such as author, publisher, editor, illustrator, bookseller, blogger, book designer and typesetter, speech pathologist, teacher, librarian, children’s literature academic, early childhood educator, education specialist, mother and book lover.

We cover news, reviews, interviews, articles, guest posts, events, specialist literacy articles and much more, attracting readers from all over the world including teachers, librarians, industry professionals, and of course – parents and kids.


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