I’ve just returned after an amazing time down in Melbourne at the annual KidLitVic Conference! More than 200 book authors and illustrators met at the Melbourne Town Hall to listen to inspiring speakers and be inspired. Subjects included, ‘What Makes Pulishers Say Yes’, The Inside Story’, and ‘The Slush Pile’ just to name a few.
I had the pleasure of having my portfolio in the illustrators showcase. There were amazing portfolios there and I was in awe of the variety of styles and the talent.
The conference was also attended by a huge variety of publishers- what an impressive array of speakers with a wealth of knowledge to share. I had the pleasure of meeting with Anna Solding from Midnight Sun publishing, as well as an up close and personal session with the awesome Donna Rawlins. She had very helpful tips on what to do next. I’m just about to start working on those ideas today!
Such a great day I was sorry for it to end, but must add that my head was bulging from so much information that I need time to process all that I have heard.
An incredibly huge thank you to the talented team of organisers Alison Reynolds, Coral Vas’s, Sarah Reynolds Nicky Johnson. Their dedication has done so much to promote growth for so many in the Australian children’s publishing world!