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Anna McGregor

Date of Success: 

2018

Contracted

Melbourne based author/illustrator/designer Anna McGregor is devoted to giving her young readers original, quirky and conceptual stories. A ‘highly commended’ finalist in the Andrea Pinkley Award (HAIRCUTS BY HERNANDO), her debut picture book COLOUROOS will be published by Hachette in 2019.

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WHAT CYA CONFERENCE DID FOR ME

In 2017 I attended the CYA conference for the first time. As well as excellent speakers – i.e. SHAUN TAN! (via Skype, but still an incredible coup), there were many opportunities for exposure through the competitions and one-on-one editor assessments. I had one of these assessments with Suzanne O’Sullivan (Hachette) for my manuscript COLOUROOS. On the day I brought along my rough illustrated dummy, and after going through the dummy and suggesting some changes, Suzanne handed me a much-coveted business card and invited me to submit. Four months later I received a formal offer, and I’m still pinching myself! I want to thank the CYA team for creating this event with so many real opportunities for aspiring writers and illustrators to break into the industry.