This information comes from the Australian Centre for Youth Literature. Please see Inside a Dog for more info:
Want to be a part of inside a dog? Applications for You’re The Voice contributors are now open!
So, what is You’re the Voice?
You’re The Voice is your opportunity to have your say about the world of books. To write about what you read, what you love, and what you want. It’s a weekly blog post published right here on the inside a dog website, which is all about books for teens.
So far the Voices have been Chelsea, Bailey, Susan, Indi, and Nisma. They’ve blogged about everything from love triangles tofan-fiction to arduous books written by dead people. And these are some of the great things they’ve had to say about the experience:
“I’ve had much fun writing for Inside a Dog and I’m truly honoured to have been part of this!” – Susan
“Writing these posts has made me think about what books I read, what genre I enjoy and what others like, and that what I did read was a little limited. I have learnt a lot from this and as a result my reading has grown.” – Chelsea
“I shall never forget the wonderful experiences I have had posting” – Indi
Voices write a weekly blog post (250-500 words), for the duration of a month – that’s 4 or 5 posts in total. The posts can be on any topic you choose, but should be connected in some way to reading or writing. Contributors have the chance to (and are encouraged to!) interact with commenters, as well as getting to know the team behind inside a dog.
What You Get:
Voices also receive:
- A certificate of appreciation.
- Bragging rights.
- Two free YA books in the genre of their choice.
- On request, a letter of recommendation from the Centre for Youth Literature.
To apply, write a sample article about why you want to be one of our Voices. Your article should be 250-500 words, and include:
- Why you want to be a You’re The Voice contributor;
- What the last book you read was, and what you thought of it.
You are also welcome to include links to any supporting material, eg your own inside a dog account, blog, goodreads account, etc.
Send your article to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘You’re The Voice application’. Don’t forget to include your personal details:
- What school you go to
- Which state/territory you live in
Applications close midnight on Sunday, 9 December!
The Small but Necessary Print:
If your application is successful, we will require written permission from your parent/guardian.
You must be:
- Under 20 years of age.
- In Australia.