My name is Jackie Hosking and I am the author of The Croc and the Platypus – (an Australian imagining of Lear’s The Owl and the Pussycat), Temper Tabitha (which takes a fun look at what can happen if you don’t keep your cool), An Amazing Australian Road Trip (an accidental adventure that takes place while searching for the perfect spot to celebrate Aunty’s 60th birthday), I Really Want a Pet (published by Scholastic and available in May 2021) and An Aussie Christmas Gum Tree (published by Walker Books and available for Christmas next year). I am also a children’s poet.

Poets are often invited to submit poetry to upcoming collections and anthologies, however if the poet isn’t well known, how do they get onto the invite list?

This is what this blog is about, listing as many Australian Children’s Poets as I can so that anthologists, editors and publishers can find them.

If you are an Australian Children’s Poet and you’re not on the list please do get in touch and I will gladly add you. I will then contact as many publishers as I can and alert them to the site.

Thank you for taking the time to drop by.