Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 4, 2014

Free Fall Friday – April

The New Jersey SCBWI June Conference opened for registration yesterday and it is already one third full, so don’t wait too long to register.  Here is the link:

CALL FOR ILLUSTRATIONS: Still need illustrations for the month of April. Would love to show off your illustrations during one of my daily posts. So please submit your illustrations: To kathy (dot) temean (at) gmail (dot) com. Illustrations must be at least 500 pixels wide and include a blurb about you that I can use. Thanks!

Below is the April picture prompt for anyone who would like to use it. Guest Critiquer will be announced next week.


The above illustration was done by Elizabeth Alba. She works in watercolor and gouche. Elizabeth was featured on Illustrator Saturday in March. Here is the link:

Here are the submission guidelines for submitting a First Page in April: Please “April First Page Critique” or “April First Page Picture Prompt Critique” in the subject line. Please make sure you include your name, the title of the piece, and whether it is as picture book, middle grade, or young adult, etc. at the top.

Please attach your first page submission using one inch margins and 12 point font – double spaced, no more than 23 lines to an e-mail and send it to: kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com. Also cut and paste it into the body of the e-mail and then also attach it in a Word document to the email.

DEADLINE: April 24th.

RESULTS: May 2nd.

Use inch margins – double space your text – 12 pt. New Times Roman font – no more than 23 lines – paste into body of the email

You can only send in one first page each month. It can be the same first page each month or a different one, but if you sent it to me last month and it didn’t get chosen, you need to send it again using the April’s directions. Of course, it doesn’t have to be the same submission. It can be a first page from a work in process or you can use the picture prompt above.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. What an amazing guest post! Not only was I captivated by every single drawing, through the stages, and all of the finished products, but I really enjoyed the interview throughout. Such an interesting life and an amazingly talented man. Great job as always Kathy with sharing such interesting artists with the world. Thank you!


    • Samantha,

      Thanks for leaving a comment about Christopher’s feature. I am in awe of his talent. If you get a minute stop back to read what he said about his process at the top. I had a hard time getting the text up this morning, but it is there now and very interesting.



    • Samantha,

      Just realized that you may not have been talking about todays Illustrator Saturday, since you left this on April 4th’s post. Which illustrator where you referring to?



      • Christopher Denise was the illustrator whose post I was commenting on originally. Which I moved the post over there as well!


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