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I am wondering (Harold, Debbie, Vijaya, please chime in on if you think this idea would disqualify an entry for manuscript) if instead, for a wordless pb, the Author could sub a "script"? More like a movie script, so there would be description of the surroundings, the scenes & the action that moves the story along, as opposed to a usual pb text manuscript.
At a Highlights Foundation weekend workshop Matt Phelan said this is how he approaches his graphic novel stories, more like a script, even though he is the Illustrator as well.
At our SCBWI conference in Montreal this past Spring the Illustrator of "Sidewalk Flowers" Sydney Smith gave a workshop to we Illustrators, very interesting re: an Illustrator working on a book without words.
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You might find some resources on Linda Ashman's website very helpful. Here's one about her PB RAIN: http://lindaashman.com/books-written-by-linda-ashman/rain/  If you scroll down, you'll see a link for the submission and also the dummy. Her website is a treasure! Good luck poking around and good luck on your submission. Vijaya

haha, wonderful resources ! Thank you and SCBWI forum rocks !
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You might find some resources on Linda Ashman's website very helpful. Here's one about her PB RAIN: http://lindaashman.com/books-written-by-linda-ashman/rain/  If you scroll down, you'll see a link for the submission and also the dummy. Her website is a treasure! Good luck poking around and good luck on your submission. Vijaya
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Ah, you hadn't said that you were also an illustrator. That being the case, I would suggest that you follow the standard process for author/illustrators when submitting, which is to submit the manuscript AND a dummy with the text laid out and sketches in place. If you're not sure if they'll accept that for the contest, I suggest you ask. Lee and Low is a small company.  They'll respond. And if you don't get a response, let me know.  I know people there.


Thanks a lot for your suggestion , Harold ! Have a great week !
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Middle Grade (MG) / Re: PTSD in Middle grade
« Last post by marla-lesage on Yesterday at 03:43 AM »
Thanks Harold.

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Ana, I self taught with my wacom Cintiq (if I can do it anyone can, believe me:)  and there are a great number of youtube video's on tablet Illustration. Also on the Wacom site itself.  Lynda.com offers a number of on-line courses as well, for example https://www.lynda.com/Art-Illustration-tutorials/Wacom-Essential-Training-Revision/546063-2.html
I'm afraid I don't have a name of a local teacher but you might take a look at colleges in your area that allow for evening lessons (not credited courses) Problem is most will be for design. If you can find a college that offers animation courses, they may have something.
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I think she's in LA area, not San Diego, but Deborah Norse Lattimore is an amazing instructor in both illustration and writing for children. You may want to check out her courses to see if any might be close to you.
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Hi! everybody!

I´m Gabriela new in this spaces, now I´m looking for a digital illustration with Wacon Intuos course, workshop or teacher in San Diego for this fall?
I´m open to any time and days

thank so much!
Gabriela
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Finally...got an agent for the book of my heart!
« Last post by Venessa Ann Schwarz on September 22, 2017, 08:46 PM »
 :yay This is wonderful news!! I love your story because it shows how perseverance truly does pay off!! :goldstar
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Finally...got an agent for the book of my heart!
« Last post by Vonna on September 22, 2017, 07:32 PM »
  :yeah Elizabeth, this makes me so happy! Congratulations!
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