New! Author and Illustrator Mentoring Initiative

If you are an emerging children’s author or illustrator, then we are looking for you!

Our new mentoring initiative will help kick-start your career in children’s publishing.

Successful applicants will be mentored by established writers and illustrators and gain valuable experience across all facets of book production and a publishing contract and royalties in line with Australian publishing industry standards.  Upon completion of mentoring, artists’ works will be published by Little Book Press and distributed to over 21,000 children across South Australia.

The key objectives of the project are to:

  • Provide professional development and employment opportunities for emerging picture book authors and illustrators
  • Support emerging artists to develop their artistic practices and create new audiences for their work and
  • Provide employment opportunities for established authors and illustrators in a mentoring role.

Entry is FREE and open to South Australian residents aged 18 years and over that have NOT published a children’s picture book.
Applications will open Monday 6 August 2018 and close Friday 5  October 2018.

To be considered for this unique learning experience, please read and complete the application form below.

ILLUSTRATORS are invited to attach 3x single PDF files of their work
AUTHORS are invited to attach 2x manuscripts in Word format only.

The Author and Illustrator Mentoring Initiative is a project of Raising Literacy Australia and is proudly supported by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation