Module Six: Creating final artwork and submitting to publishers

Module Six: Creating final artwork and submitting to publishers

Creating your final artwork

Anna takes you through how to create final artwork for your picture book and what to think about when submitting.

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Handout: Introduction to final art, covers and formats

Open the handout to read about our illustration goals for this module.

Module Six Handout Introduction To Finished Art, Covers & Format

Handout: Creating final artwork

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Module Six Handout Finished Art

Task: Create a value scale for your artwork

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Module Six Task Value Scale

Covers and the illustration journey

Picture book covers and formats

Anna shows you different covers and formats of her books and talks you through the process of creating covers.

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Handouts: Tips for great book covers

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Module Six Handout Tips For Great Book Covers

Task: Picture book covers

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Module Six Task Covers

Illustration journey part two

This is the second half of the illustration journey you watched in Module Five. Here, Anna takes you through the journey of creating a final artwork.

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The story of Florence and Fox

Anna talks about the journey of creating characters and style for Florence & Fox.

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Submitting to publishers

Introduction to the publishing process

Now you’ve written your manuscript and created artwork for your story, it’s time to think about submitting! In this introduction video, Zanni talks about the publishing process and what to expect.

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Handout: Introduction to the publishing process

Open the handout to find out more what to expect this month.

Module Six Handout Introduction To The Publishing Process

Interview with publishing director, Niki Horin

Zanni chats to Niki Horin, publishing director at Five Mile, Australia about what she’d like to see in a submission and what submission looks like from the publisher’s perspective.

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Paths to publication

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Module Six Handout Paths To Publication

How to submit your manuscript

Zanni talks about what to think about when submitting your story.

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How to submit your picture book text

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Module Six How To Submit Your Picture Book

Interview with award-winner author and editor, Davina Bell

Zanni chats Davina about her own picture book process. Davina also gives us advice about submitting to publishers.

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How to submit a wordless picture book

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Module Six Handout Wordless Picture Books

Task: Pitch your work

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Module Six Task Pitch Your Work

Do you need an agent?

Zanni talks about pros and cons of having an agent.

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Own voices and diversity

Zanni talks about the importance of representation and own voices in today’s market.

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Copyright and plagiarism

Zanni talks about copyright and plagiarism.

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Handout: Offers, advances, royalties and contracts

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Module Six Handout Offers Advances Royalties and Contracts

Handout: Frequently asked questions

Open the handout to see answers to common questions about the publishing process.

Module Six Handout FAQs

What happens next?

What happens after this course?

Zanni chats about what to do after the course and how to balance business with creativity.

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Task: Maintain your creativity

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Module Six Task Maintain Your Creativity

Module Six Assignments

Due the last Friday of July. Please allow three weeks for feedback.

Writing Assignment: Submit your picture book

Open the handout to read about your writing assignment for module six and access the template below.

Module Six Writing Assignment

Template:

Cover letter, title page and manuscript example

Illustration Assignment: Create final artwork

Open the handout to read about your illustration assignment for module six.

Module Six Illustration Assignment

Congratulations! You have completed the Picture Book Writing & Illustrating Course! We hope you have had a wonderful journey!