Wednesday, October 07, 2009

OneRedFlower Press Picture Book Contest

OneRedFlower Press is thrilled to announce our very first picture book writing/illustrating contest. We hope this contest will encourage authors and illustrators to tell Malaysian stories for Malaysian children.

What we’re looking for
  • Original stories set in Malaysia, with Malaysian characters, and that reference and reflect Malaysian life and culture.
  • Authors and illustrators who are familiar with and love picture books, and who wish to tell stories in this format.
  • Picture Book comprising pictures and text: In this category a completed picture book should be submitted. It should comprise not more than 1000 words and should be fully illustrated. Authors and illustrators may work together to submit an entry to this category.
  • Text manuscript for a picture book: In this category, an author may submit a manuscript for a picture book. It need not be illustrated, but it must be a complete story comprising not more than 1000 words. If an entry in this category is selected, the editors will be responsible for pairing it with a suitable illustrator.
  • Textless Picture Book: This category is for picture books that tell stories without text.
  • The contest is open to Malaysian nationals and residents only.
  • The competition is open to both published and unpublished authors and illustrators. Stories and illustrations must be previously unpublished.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries submitted by each writer and illustrator. Each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form, which can be downloaded here.
  • Each story, illustrated or not, should comprise not more than 1000 words, but there is no lower word limit.
  • Stories should be written in either English or Bahasa Malaysia.
  • For category A, text and illustrations should be laid out as if in a picture book, on any paper no smaller than A3 in size. Illustrations can be in any medium.
  • For category B, your manuscript should be clearly typed or printed, using 12 point Times Roman font, on one side only of A4 paper, and double-spaced.
  • For category C, illustrations should be presented on any paper no smaller than A3 in size. Illustrations may be in any medium.
  • No stories or illustrations will be returned, so make sure you keep copies of your entries.
  • Three winners will be selected for publication by OneRedFlower Press.
  • The entries in all three categories will be judged collectively.
  • The judges will wish to make an unbiased decision on all the entries, so please ensure that only the story title is printed on the story/illustrations.
  • The closing date for all entries is 30 April 2010.
  • The winners will be announced in July 2010.
  • Publisher, Linda Tan Lingard, renowned artist and picture book author/illustrator Yusof Gajah, and OneRedFlower Press publishing editor, Daphne Lee, will select the three winners.
  • The winners will be published by OneRedFlower Press.
  • The publisher and editor have the right to edit the works selected for publication.
  • Authors and illustrators will retain copyright of their work, with publishing rights assigned to OneRedFlower Press.
Entry forms
  • Entry forms are available at here.
  • Entries are to be sent by post to:

OneRedFlower Press Picture Book Contest
c/o Yusof Gajah Lingard Literary Agency Sdn Bhd
24-2 Medan Setia 2, Plaza Damansara,
Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
  • Faxed or emailed entries will not be accepted, and manuscripts will not be returned.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Malaysians living abroad, are they eligible to submit their entries?

Thursday, October 08, 2009 8:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All Malaysians are eligible, no matter where they live. Non-Malaysians who live in Malaysia are also eligible. - Daphne Lee

Sunday, October 11, 2009 6:11:00 PM  

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