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New Zealand authors, illustrators and others working for children’s books are reminded that if they  wish to make a presentation at the IBBY’s 35 World Congress in August 2016, the deadline is coming up fast: Saturday 17 October 2015.  
IBBY is the International Board for Books for Young People, based in Switzerland, the only advocacy group working globally for children’s and YA books. Among their awards is the world’s top prize, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, won by Margaret Mahy in 2006.
The New Zealand Section is represented by the Storylines Trust, which is hosting the Congress with the theme ‘Literature in a Multi-Literate World,’ in Auckland, 18-21 August. 
Co-director Dr Libby Limbrick is keen that New Zealand has a strong presence, both as presenters and participants. She urges authors, illustrators and those with relevant specialist knowledge to consider submitting a short abstract for consideration. Presentations can be on projects, initiatives, or analyses of issues, texts, and ideas, and should be relevant to the theme of the Congress, explanation of which can be found on the website.
Please visit the Congress website, for advice on how to register and submit.  

See particularly the special rates offered for Storylines’ members and for early registration. 

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NB: closing dates for Storylines awards are coming up. 
Authors: eligibility criteria, and postal addresses, have changed for our writing awards. Please see the relevant award pages for more details:
​Storylines Joy Cowley Award (picture book manuscript)
Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award (junior fiction manuscript, by a previously unpublished author)
Storylines Tessa Duder Award (young adult fiction manuscript)

The Storylines website is currently being upgraded.  Please bear with us while this is being completed. 

Storylines Notable Books 2016 (for books published in 2015): Call for Entries, including eligibility criteria and entry form now available. 
The latest issue of What's the Story? our quarterly newsletter, is now available. 

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