Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 14, 2015

Calling All Illustrators!

First: I am looking for illustrations to use on Writing and Illustrating. Sending something in is a nice way to get noticed and/or keep your name on the lips of art directors, editors, agents, and potential buyers of your books.



The SCBWI announced a great new feature for their illustrator members, Draw This!: a monthly art prompt that will be part of the new SCBWI INSIGHT.

Members will have the opportunity each month to show their artwork in the online gallery and two pieces will be featured in the e-mail itself. The online gallery will be open to public viewing, so agents, art directors and editors have yet another way of finding our illustrators.

The gallery can be seen here.

The July 2015 Draw This! prompt word is: ADVENTURE

Deadline for the monthly Draw This! is the 20th of each month.
(Turn an Adventure submission in by June 20th to be included in the July gallery)

TIP:  Tweet, Facebook and Instagram your submissions! Tag your art #scbwidrawthis
(this is not how you submit your art, it’s just an extra way to promote your work)

TIP:  Once the gallery is live each month, find your entry and write your website or blog address in the comment section.

The Draw This! guidelines are different from our Bulletin art submission guidelines, so please read carefully.


•You must be a current SCBWI member to submit to Draw This!
•Artwork must be inspired by the prompt word in some way
•Art may be black & white, grayscale or RGB color
•File resolution must be 72 dpi
•Jpegs only
•No image dimensions larger than 8.5″ x 11″ (or 11″ x 8.5″)
•Vignettes, line art and full bleed art are welcome
•File must be titled as follows:  Prompt word_First name_Last name.jpg (Bounce_Sarah_Baker.jpg)
•Each member may only submit one entry per prompt word
•Put “Prompt word Draw This” in the subject line
•Email your file as an attachment, NOT in the body of the e-mail, to:

**Failure to follow these guidelines will result in exclusion from the online gallery. For questions, write to

**Due to the high number of submissions, we cannot send a confirmation email for every submission. If you do not see your art in the gallery
on the 1st of the month, email to inquire.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Get Drawing.

Talk tomorrow,


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