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Details coming very soon for KidLitVic 2019

KidLitVic - Meet the Publishers is an opportunity for new, emerging and experienced writers and illustrators to meet and hear from industry professionals on writing, illustrating and publishing children's and YA books in the current Australian market.
The one day conference combines expert panel discussions, one-to-one assessments with publishers and workshops that will build and enhance your creative career.

What publishers and agents will be attending?
There will be representatives from the following firms


When is the conference?

Where is the conference?

What is the program for the day?

How much will it cost me?

What are the Publisher Panels?


Does it cost to attend the Masterclass?

What are the other workshops?

Does it cost to attend these Workshops?

What is the cost of a manuscript or an illustrator portfolio assessment?

Each assessment costs TBA. A KidLitVic Manuscript Assessment is a fifteen minute one-to-one meeting with an attending publisher of your choice, to discuss your manuscript.  A KidLitVic Illustrator Portfolio Assessment is a 20min one-to-one assessment with a publisher of your choice, to discuss your Illustrator Portfolio. Each publisher has their own style of providing feedback. This may be oral or written or both. We advise that you take notes during your assessment meeting. Paid assessments are ONLY available to conference attendees.

What if I have specific dietary requirements?
Once you have booked your place at the conference, please email us in advance at and we will ensure you are taken care of on the day.

How do I get there?


Train – Flinders Street Station is the closest station, and only a short walk to the Melbourne Town Hall. Country travellers can transfer to metropolitan trains at Southern Cross or North Melbourne stations.
Tram there are tram stops near our entrances on Swanston Street and Collins Street
Bus the nearest stops are in Lonsdale, Russell and Exhibition streets
See Public Transport Victoria for more information.
Bike- There are separated bike lanes in both directions on Swanston streets.  See the City of Melbourne website for more information.
Car- The Melbourne Town Hall doesn't have on-site parking, but there is paid street parking on La Trobe Street and several pay car parks close by (see - ), or there is all day parking at Melbourne Central and QV. 

Where to stay?