Writers are invited to submit their best first page of an unpublished manuscript by 18 May 2016 to be read and commented on by a panel of international publishing experts before an audience.

First Pages is open to all Writers & Illustrators Conference participants.

The Panellists

Holly Thompson

Author (Japan)

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Author & Faculty, MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts (USA)

Andrea Pasion-Flores 

Literary Agent, Jacaranda Literary Agency (Philippines)


Christopher Cheng

Author (Australia)

Interested participants can contact Judi at [email protected].

Guidelines Information Sheet