Monday 2 October 2017

Who's Who in Children's Publishing

In the latest issue of Buzz Words, a new segment began introducing subscriber readers to editors, publishers, agents and those on the other side of the children’s publishing fence. Here is the first profile, with many more to come, one in every issue. If you'd like to check out Buzz Words, the online magazine for those in the Australian children's book industry, get a complimentary, obligation-free issue from 

Anna Solding is the managing director of MidnightSun Publishing, an Adelaide based publishing company which specialises in literary fiction for adults and children’s books for all ages. She holds a Masters and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide. Books that Anna has published have been successful, both critically and commercially, receiving reviews in major newspapers and some have been translated and sold into other territories.

Picture book One Step at a Time has been translated into simplified Chinese and Spanish and was a CBCA Honour Book in 2016. Adult novel An Ordinary Epidemic has been sold both to the USA and the UK. Anna has been the recipient of several grants from Arts South Australia and was chosen as one of the publishers to attend the Australia-China Publishing Forum in 2015. For the last three years, Anna has attended both the London and Bologna Book Fairs to make new contacts and secure agents for overseas rights. In 2017, Anna was chosen to travel to South Korea and China with three other Australian publishers to forge ties with publishers in Asia. Middle grade novel A Cardboard Palace by Allayne Webster, which MidnightSun published this year, will hit Swedish bookshops in 2018.

MidnightSun is constantly expanding, looking for high quality work, and is always open for submissions for all ages. Send the first 20 pages of your work only, with a cover letter containing all your details, to or hard copy to MidnightSun Publishing, P.O. Box 3647, Rundle Mall SA 5000.

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