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Anna Solding
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Anna Solding is a writer, editor and publisher. Her novel The Hum of Concrete was nominated for six awards, including the Commonwealth Book Prize.


She is the founder and managing director of MidnightSun Publishing, an Adelaide based publishing company, and the co-founder and co-director of The Australian Short Story Festival. MidnightSun’s picture books have received high praise from reviewers for their innovative style and content. Anna is passionate about unearthing new Australian talent.

Anna will be looking at picture books, middle-grade, YA, and illustrations. We are very interested in humorous fiction for middle-grade readers.

Anna will be looking at Literary fiction for adults and trade popular fiction.

Anna will be running bootcamps for two groups of adult fiction writers on Friday.


  • Agent & Editor sessions are only available to conference attendees.

  • Some editors have withdrawn from the conference due to it being an online-only event.
    If you have booked with one of them we will be in contact with you shortly.

  • You do need to be attending the conference to book an assessment. 

  • You may book your session before booking for the conference however there will be a $25.00 administration charge should you decide to cancel the appointment before assessment bookings closing on 15 May 2020 

  • No refunds will be made if you make an assessment booking but do not book for the Conference and your session will be cancelled.