Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Are you new to the graphic arts world? Still getting your feet wet and earning your street cred? Would you be interested in trading your time and talent for the chance to see your work widely published? We may have just the opportunity you’re seeking.

Meet Maddy the Mermaid, the main character in a wonderful children’s book in need of the perfect illustrations. If you think you have what it takes to bring this intriguing children’s character to life, we want to hear from you!

The winner of our little contest will be chosen for this intern assignment, and the illustrationsthat result will be billed prominently in the published manuscript across a wide variety of genres and on our website.

Young or old, degree or unschooled. We are looking for someone who sees Maddy in his or her mind’s eye and can bring that vision to life in a way that will endear her to the children who read this tale.

The first Maddy book is approximately 14 pages. Below is the text of the first two pages of Maddy’s adventure for illustration. Submissions should be sent to [email protected]. Name, email address, phone number and a short bio should be included with each submission.

Maddy The Mermaid, Book 1:

Maddy the Mermaid was a very happy little girl. She lived deep in the kelp forest in the ocean off the coast of California. She had lots of friends around her home, but her best friend was a sea otter named Oscar.

Oscar loved to fish for clams. He would dive to the ocean floor, pick up some clams and then swim back up to the surface. There he would lie on his back, sunbathing and opening his clams. Oscar and Maddy made a great team because Oscar liked to eat clams and Maddy liked to collect pretty shells. Oscar would open his clams, feasting on the tasty food and then give the clam shells to Maddy.


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