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Fondo de Cultura Económica.
Call for writers and illustrators

To promote creative literature and art for children and young adults, Fondo de Cultura Económica invites authors and illustrators from around the world to submit entries for its XXIII A la Orilla del Viento Picture Book Competition.

Writers and illustrators may submit entries, provided that their work is in Spanish language. Stories must be told through the interaction or close interrelation between images and a brief text. Stories told purely through images are acceptable, but books without illustrations are not eligible.

Entries can have any theme, book layout, and illustration technique, with a maximum lenght of 48 pages and a minimum of 16.

Both text and illustrattions of entries must be completely unpublished.

Entries must be submitted as dummies with the finished design, text, colour, and illustrations, the closest version to the final book.

Who may enter
The competition is open to writers and illustrators of 18 years and over, of any nationality.

Entry fee
The competition is free to enter.

The prize consist of 150,000 Mexican pesos as an advance against royalities, and the publication of the book.

deadline: 18 August 2020
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