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Find out more about Lulu

Lulu’s life was quite cosy and nice, with mountains of fish and even more ice. But something was missing, something wasn't quite right. She dreamed of the stage, she yearned for the lights.

Welcome to Creative Kids Tales


Helping stories come to life.

Creative Kids Tales is a unique Australian website dedicated to assisting Australian emerging children’s authors on their journey to publication.

One of the many benefits of being a Creative Kids Tales member is having a full author or illustrator profile. If you are an author/illustrator, you'll want to take advantage of our combined membership offer. In addition, you'll have access to our comprehensive publishers listing including those open for submissions.

Have you always wondered what advice the top Australian children's authors live by? Now you can find out on our 'Top Tips' page. We have tips on getting started, finding a publisher, writing dialogue, the importance of promoting yourself on social media and helpful advice on securing a grant. We have up to date information on events, festivals, book launches and courses being held around the country on our 'Upcoming Events' page.

We review the latest children's books and have a page where you can pitch your upcoming release.

Each month we bring you an interview with a published author and also feature one of our emerging authors or illustrators.

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. One thing publishers look for when signing up new authors, is their online presence. While you are polishing your submissions, why not let Creative Kids Tales help promote your name.

If you have written a poem, short story, picture book, chapter book or drawn illustrations for children, then Creative Kids Tales  is the place for you.

Best of all our membership packages start from only $20 per year. That’s right; you'll be able to display your work, network with other emerging and published authors, get tips, the latest competition information and a whole lot more right here at Creative Kids Tales. We make no claim on your submissions. You remain the sole owner of your work. We take the hassle out of creating your own website. If you already have a website 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.

Creative Kids Tales offers you support as you embark or continue along your journey to publication, however please keep in mind the following:

  • 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 or illustrators seeking additional exposure for their work.
  • We assist those who are currently unpublished by mainstream publishers (i.e. self published is ok).

If you are serious about taking that next important step towards publication, contact us today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dave Hackett draws for Creative Kids Tales