Resources for RMC-SCBWI Letters & Lines conference attendees and blog fans with a children’s book illustration interest.

Sample thumbnail dummy books:

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32-Page Sample:32-page

Sample contract for illustrators working with Independent Publishers:

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Colorado Independent Publishers Association: https://cipabooks.com/

Portfolio Check Sheet:

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Local RMC-SCBWI Opportunities:

RMC-SCBWI Mentorship Program (NOW – Oct 20th): http://rmc.scbwi.org/mentor-program/

Critique Connects and other events calendar: https://rmc.scbwi.org/events/

National SCBWI Opportunities:

Full list of SCBWI Illustrator opportunities: http://www.scbwi.org/illustrator-info-2/

Submission requirements for SCBWI Bulletin: http://www.scbwi.org/art-spot/

Links to RMC-SCBWI social Media:

NOTE: To share images with us, post using hashtag #rmcscbwi

Facebook Private Group (must be a member and ask to join): https://www.facebook.com/groups/461296074061454/

Instagram: @scbwirockymtn

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SCBWIRockyMtn

My (Karen “Kaz” Windness) social media handles:

Facebook: @karen.windness

Instagram: @KazWindness

Twitter: @KWindness

My web Links:

Website: http://www.windnessbooks.com

RedBubble https://www.redbubble.com/people/kazwindness

Pinterest (TONS of pinned resources, inspiration and weirdness): https://www.pinterest.com/karenwindness/

Help with Color, Composition, & Working Fast:

Member Badge (save image and use!):

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Recommended Books:

Every illustrator NEEDS THIS BOOK! “Art, Money, Success” by Maria Brophy. Includes everything you must know about branding, marketing, and doing business as an illustrator.

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Publishers, literary agents, magazines, contests, and more: Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market (current year): The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

BRILLIANT book on the elements of design for picture book illustrators: PICTURE THIS by Molly Bang: http://www.mollybang.com/Pages/picture.html

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How to illustrate children’s literature: Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children’s Books by Uri Shulevitz

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