CELEBRATE TEEN FICTION: Indigo Owl publication day

Indigo Owl, Charlie Archbold

Today we are celebrating the publication of new teen novel Indigo Owl, the long-awaited second book from Charlie Archbold. Charlie’s debut Mallee Boys was awarded Honour Book in the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Awards 2018.

Indigo Owl is smart, thoughtful YA fiction for modern teens. Equal parts thrilling entertainment and thought-provoking social commentary, Indigo Owl discusses the ‘what ifs’ around the future of the human race.

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DEBUT AUTHOR JOURNAL: Writing a follow up to my debut

Poppy Nwosu, Debut Author Journal: Does a book contract change how you write?In 2020, Poppy Nwosu is the published author of two young adult contemporary novels, Making Friends with Alice Dyson and Taking Down Evelyn Tait. Yet back in 2018, she had just signed her first publication contract for her debut book, and she really had no idea what the future might bring.

This collection of blog posts (originally written by Poppy between March 2018 and March 2019) chronicles her experience during that strange year of limbo between signing a contract and seeing her first book released into the world by Wakefield Press.

In today’s post, Poppy speaks about her attempts to write a follow up novel before her debut had even been published.

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for Hometown Haunts: #LoveOzYA Horror Tales

Hometown Haunts: Submissions

Wakefield Press is delighted to announce our October 2021 short story anthology Hometown Haunts: #LoveOzYA Horror Tales, showcasing established and new voices in YA.

Four YA horror stories will be selected from an open call-out across Australia.

Read on to find out how you can enter.

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DEBUT AUTHOR JOURNAL: Does a book contract change how you write?

Poppy Nwosu, Debut Author Journal: Does a book contract change how you write?In 2020, Poppy Nwosu is the published author of two young adult contemporary novels, Making Friends with Alice Dyson and Taking Down Evelyn Tait. Yet back in 2018, she had just signed her first publication contract for her debut book, and she really had no idea what the future might bring.

This collection of blog posts (originally written by Poppy between March 2018 and March 2019) chronicles her experience during that strange year of limbo between signing a contract and seeing her first book released into the world by Wakefield Press.

In today’s post, Poppy speaks about how receiving a book contract can change the way you write new manuscripts.

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New YA: Introducing Sara Haghdoosti and Sunburnt Veils

Introducing Sara Haghdoosti and her YA debut, Sunburnt Veils

We’re delighted to officially announce the acquisition of ANZ and UK rights to Sara Haghdoosti‘s YA debut novel, Sunburnt Veils, a ‘love story with a hijabi twist’, which Wakefield Press will publish in March 2021.

Sunburnt Veils is a smart, funny, character-based exploration of Islamophobia through a heroine who’s the kind of girl who reads at parties, but pushes herself to take a visible stand after a fellow student calls in a bomb threat on her first day of university, after she leaves a bag in a lecture theatre to take a phone call.

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DEBUT AUTHOR JOURNAL: How I got a Literary Agent!

Poppy Nwosu, Debut Author Journal: Finding an agentAs we launch this new blog series in 2020, Poppy Nwosu is the published author of two young adult contemporary novels, Making Friends with Alice Dyson and Taking Down Evelyn Tait. Yet back in 2018, she had just signed her first publication contract for her debut book, and she really had no idea what the future might bring.

This collection of blog posts (originally written by Poppy between March 2018 and March 2019) chronicles her experience during that strange year of limbo between signing a contract and seeing her first book released into the world by Wakefield Press.

For today’s post, Poppy speaks about how she found a literary agent.

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DEBUT AUTHOR JOURNAL: Receiving a publishing contract!

Poppy Nwosu, Debut Author Journal: Receiving a contract!

As we launch this new blog series in 2020, Poppy Nwosu is the published author of two young adult contemporary novels, Making Friends with Alice Dyson and Taking Down Evelyn Tait. Yet back in 2018, she had just signed her first publication contract for her debut book, and she really had no idea what the future might bring.

This collection of blog posts (originally written by Poppy between March 2018 and March 2019) chronicles her experience during that strange year of limbo between signing a contract and seeing her first book released into the world by Wakefield Press.

For today’s post, Poppy speaks about how it feels to finally receive a publishing contract (and what you should do next).

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#LoveOzYA STUDY GUIDE: Introducing Catch Tilly’s teaching video series

Catch Tilly's Study Guide video series is now live

Join Australian author (and former teacher) Catch Tilly as she explores themes and ideas, gives writing tips and offers text analysis of her hard-hitting young adult anti-bullying novel, Otherwise Known as Pig.

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DEBUT AUTHOR JOURNAL: How hard is it to get published?

Poppy Nwosu, Debut Author Journal

As we launch this new blog series in 2020, Poppy Nwosu is the published author of two young adult contemporary novels, Making Friends with Alice Dyson and Taking Down Evelyn Tait. Yet back in 2018, she had just signed her first publication contract for her debut book, and she really had no idea what the future might bring.

This collection of blog posts (originally written by Poppy between March 2018 and March 2019) chronicles her experience during that strange year of limbo between signing a contract and seeing her first book released into the world by Wakefield Press.

For this first post, Poppy speaks about how difficult it really is to get published.

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