CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TRANS WOMEN AND AMAB NON-BINARY ILLUSTRATORS OF COLOR

Are you an emerging illustrator looking for a place to showcase your work? Heartspark Press wants to hear from you. We are currently finishing the world’s first chapter book for gender nonconforming kids by trans women and AMAB non-binary artists. Our editors want to showcase a different illustrator with each story, and that means looking for even more talent. Does this sound like something you’d be excited about? Let’s talk.

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION:

– Must have been (coercively) assigned male at birth and identify as either trans or non-binary. This is non-negotiable.

– We really want to center our community’s illustrators of color, so please white folks step aside submitting for now.

– There’s a story in our collection we want illustrated that speaks to the experience of Muslim and Middle Eastern culture, so huge bonus points if that’s you.

– Please share with us a sample of B&W / greyscale linework. (This project is going to be greyscale.)

We will be paying our artists and will negotiate with individual artists, but keep in mind we are a small press with a small budget. No previous publishing experience required (in fact, we prefer it).

Email your JPG, PDF, or web portfolio to kidlit@heartsparkpress.com by July 30, 2018.

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