About Buzz Words

Buzz Words is for writers and illustrators of children's and YA books, as well as librarians, teachers, editors and publicists. Buzz Words is a fortnightly e-zine with valuable information on markets, opportunities competitions, courses, conferences and book reviews for those writing for children. It also features writing tips and interviews. And it's delivered straight into your in-box!

Buzz Words costs only $48 p.a. for 24 issues. Email the Business Manager at mailit {at} nichedev {dot} com {dot} au for your free sample copy.

About Dianne Bates

Dianne (Di) Bates founded Buzz Words in 2006, as well as CAINON (now known as Pass It On). The aim of Buzz Words is to inform people in the children’s book industry and to review current children’s titles. Di has worked in the industry for over 30 years. In that time she has written 130+ books for young readers, worked on the editorial teams of three children’s magazines, edited several regional newspapers, been a bookseller, a manuscript assessor, a schools’ performer, and a writing teacher. Di is a recipient of The Lady Cutler Award for distinguished services to Children’s Literature and is active in the CBCA. 

You can read more about Di and her award-winning YA author husband Bill Condon on their website Enterprising Words

Buzz Words believes in promoting books in all their diversity. Books can be fun, literary, issue-driven, educational, light-hearted, historical, confrontational, unusually constructed, illustrated, or a fascinating combination of these and many more styles. Most importantly, books should be read and enjoyed.

If you wish your book to be considered for review please first consult the Buzz Words' Book Review Policy.