Calling for illustration portfolio submissions

Draft Illustration Pirate Scene – BK Publishing Books

Written by Benoit Knox

Sep 9, 2020

Dear illustrator

BK Publishing is calling for illustration portfolio submissions from up-and-coming illustrators. We invite you to submit your portfolio and costings for an exciting, new children’s book for the local and international market, published by BK Publishing’s imprint SN Books

The book will consist of 15 fully illustrated A3 spreads. Each artwork will be a detailed scene with between 5 and 20 unique characters in dramatic confrontation. Each scene will take inspiration from a different literary genre

Below is an example of what we are looking for:

Pirate scene:

Draft Illustration Pirate Scene – BK Publishing Books
Draft Illustration Pirate Scene – BK Publishing Books

Other scenes will include:

  1. Greek mythology
  2. Space adventure
  3. Ghost stories, etc.

Submission guidelines

Please send your submission to benoit@bkpublishing.co.za. Mark all illustrations with your name and contact details.  

Please include:

  1. Name and contact details
  2. A PDF portfolio or link to online portfolio
  3. A sketch-up based on the above picture in your illustration style
  4. A quotation based on 15 full-colour spreads and cover illustrations
  5. Please indicate your availability

Submission deadline: 20 September 2020

For publication in 2021

I look forward to hearing from you. View more of our work here.

Yours sincerely

Benoit Knox


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