Caucus Race 14.1

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Getting REAL

The 7th La Trone University, Bendigo Children's Literature Conference
September 3rd & 4th, 2010
@ Capital Theatre Arts Complex, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Realism remains a contentious topic in children’s and young adult literature, with debate about what should be depicted, how, why, and possible effects on readers. This conference will consider these matters in the light of recent discussion in this genre.

Presenters include:
Craig Smith (illustrator - and featuring an online retrospective exhibition of his work), Glenda Millard (author), Elise Hurst (illustrator), Lorraine Marwood, (author and poet), Erica Wagner (publisher and commentator)

Paper calls and registration information will be available in late 2009. For preliminary details, contact David Beagley.

The Looking Glass

The Looking Glass always welcomes submissions for the following sections and columns:

  • Alice's Academy - scholarly articles to be peer reviewed
  • Emerging Voices - articles from university students and other new analysts
  • Jabberwocky - feature articles on all aspects of children's literature
  • Picture Window - articles on illustration and presentation of books
  • Curiouser and Curiouser - notes, observations and quirky items
  • The Caucus Race - news, announcements and paper calls

We aim to publish 3 issues each year, at least one of which is specifically themed, while the others would be general in focus.

Themed issue Volume 14.3, September/October, 2010: Non-fiction for child and young adult readers

  • Deadline for themed submissions June 30th, 2010

All submissions to


The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680