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This Month's Featured Author

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Jill Carter-Hansen

This Month's
Emerging Author

Emerging Author Julie Anne Grasso

Julie Anne Grasso

What's New

Welcome to Creative Kids Tales

Helping stories come to life.

Creative Kids Tales is an Australian website for Australian emerging children’s authors. Our aim is to be a voice for those authors and help them on their publication journey. We are working hard to provide you with a complete directory of services for your writing reference.

At Creative Kids Tales we know what it’s like to have poured your heart and soul into your work only to get rejection after rejection from publishers. With lots of like minded writers under the one roof we aim to attract publishers to us.

If you have written a poem, short story, long story or picture book for ages 0-12 then CKT is the place for you.

Best of all – it’s only $10 per year. That’s right, where else can you display your work, network with other emerging and published authors, get tips, competition information and a whole lot more for less than 84¢ per month? Right here at Creative Kids Tales you can do just that! We make no claim on your submissions. You remain the sole owner of your work. How great is that! We take the hassle out of creating your own website. But if you already have one that’s fine too we will include it with your submission. Just go to the How it Works page under the About tab to find out how to join.

Our site also offers tips, competition information, upcoming events and interviews with published authors.

  • We are not a manuscript assessment service.
  • We do not provide feedback or edit your submissions.
  • We provide a service for Australian children’s authors seeking additional exposure for their work.
  • We assist those who are currently unpublished by mainstream publishers (i.e. self published is ok).

If you have any suggestions about our site, please drop us a line at .

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Click the microphone above to listen to podcasts of The Author's Shelf (2SSR 99.7FM).

We are proud to announce the next progression for Creative Kids Tales.

The Author's Shelf first aired on Sunday 22nd September 2013. Each fortnight our growing audience tunes in from 12 - 1.00pm EST on 2SSR 99.7FM or by clicking on the 'Listen to 2SSR live online' on the 2SSR website to hear interviews with authors from all walks of life.

So far, we've chatted with Dav Pilkey, Jackie French, Deborah Abela, Kate Forsyth, Jacqueline Harvey, Susanne Gervay, Paul Collins, George Ivanoff and loads of other talented authors.

Here's just a sneak peek of who's coming up on the show Andy Griffiths, Aleesah Darlison, Tristan Bancks, Belinda Murrell and more.

You can find dates for our upcoming radio shows here.

Dave Hackett draws for Creative Kids Tales