Do you want the chance to get an in-person critique of your work from an agent and professional illustrators?
Then you’re in the right place!
This year for our “First Look” panel, Agent Kevin Lewis (Erin Murphy Literary), and Illustrators Molly Idle, and Julie Olson will be critiquing YOUR illustration on a live panel at the Utah/Southern Idaho Illustrator’s Conference on March 2, 2019.
Your Illustration: You can choose to illustrate a middle grade novel cover or a full picture book illustration (specifics below).
Illustration specifics (choose 1):
Choice #1- For a middle grade novel cover: Illustrate a cover for a classic story (fairy tale, folk tale, classic novel). You can interpret the story however you want. Make sure it is age appropriate for the audience (8-12 years old). Leave space for the title and author’s name.
Dimensions for a middle grade novel cover: 5 1/2 x 8 inches (must be vertical orientation) with a 1/4 inch bleed all the way around. Make your final file in jpeg format at 150 dpi.
Choice #2- For a full page picture book interior illustration: Illustrate a full bleed illustration for a picture book interior. Illustrate a classic story (fairy tale, folk tale, classic novel). You can interpret the story however you want. Make sure it is age appropriate for the audience (3-8 years old). Leave space for some text somewhere in the illustration.
Dimensions for a full page picture book interior illustration: 11 x 9 inches (must be horizontal orientation) with a 1/4 inch bleed all the way around. Make your final file in jpeg format at 150 dpi.
File format: JPEG
File name: lastname_firstname.jpeg
Send to: Shawna Tenney at shawna(dot)tenney(at)gmail(dot)com.
Email subject line: First Look 2019
Due date: Turn in your illustration no later than midnight on Saturday February 16, 2019. Entries turned in later will not be accepted. We are only accepting the first 20 Entries. So hurry and get your illustration turned in. This is a popular event!
Cost: Free for registered Conference Attendees.
Questions? Email Shawna with any questions you might have about your “First Look” illustration entry.