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Review: The Sidekicks, Will Kostakis

The Sidekicks, Will Kostakis (2016) Note: We don't give star-ratings. We review in order to encourage the development of AusQueerYA, by deconstructing the good and the bad bits, to learn and grow as writers. *mega spoilers* The Blurb: 'The Swimmer. The Rebel. The Nerd. All Ryan, Harley and Miles had in common was Isaac. They … Continue reading Review: The Sidekicks, Will Kostakis

You Are Not Alone: Why Queer YA Matters

The Australian Queer community is facing a tough battle right now. Our identity, lifestyle and basic human rights are being publicly debated, as though we are a new species of cane toad, rather than human beings. Many people in the Queer community have logged off, powered down and are patiently waiting out the storm. This … Continue reading You Are Not Alone: Why Queer YA Matters

Interview: Nicola Santilli, Walker Books Australia

Got a finished manuscript you're hoping to submit? Wondering what you need to do to ensure you give yourself the greatest chance of success? Ever wanted to know which Queer characters are Nicola Santilli's favourites? Get YA Words Out was lucky enough to interview the aforementioned Nicola Santilli, Junior Editor at Walker Books Australia, to … Continue reading Interview: Nicola Santilli, Walker Books Australia