Our books are now closed

Thanks to all the artists who submitted their portfolios last week. We'll be in touch with you all very soon. Our books are now closed for artists' submissions until later next year.

Artists on our eligibility list are sent texts to illustrate throughout the year, including poems, stories, plays, nonfiction articles and activities. We value a broad range of styles (particularly, at the moment, realistic styles, and a light-hearted/whimsical approach to nonfiction articles). We publish fantasy, humour, folktales, historical drama, sci-fi and a mixture of these genres. Our readers are in the 8-12 year old reading age range, so illustrations must be appropriate and engage and appeal to readers across this age range.

Illustrator contributor samples

Illustration samples (artists from L-R): Anna Bron; Aśka; Peter Sheehan