Call For Participation| The Journey Series Children Book Project |Invisible Borders

Invisible Borders, a non-profit organization has called on the Nigerian Writers and illustrators to come forward for a joint service on the first children’s book project. The selected writers and illustrators will be paid for the work done.

This according to the project managers is part of a journey to redefine the place of contemporary Africans in the world, and to foster understanding of African experiences and identities. The project is aimed at publishing books for children between the ages 7 and 12 years.

It further stated that the books will reflect the histories and cultures of Africans, bringing to the lime light, the unknown and significant figures and stories in African.

The series will be a presentation of fictionalized accounts of the lives and exploits of selected Africans, as well as stories of societies, civilizations and cultures within the context of Africa’s history. Besides that, the series will feature colourful and engaging illustrations, with child-friendly and age-appropriate language. The target readership is primarily children between the ages of 7 and 12 years.

The organizers, however, said the essence of the project is not to invoke a sense of nostalgia for, but to show the connections between Africa’s past and its present illustrate how African history has influenced and still influences the realities and perception of the world.

The length of Book length is estimated at 4, 000 words.

Interesting writers and illustrators from African are to email their short bio-data, Curriculum Vitae highlighting any previous work relevant to this call.

Writers are to include 3 to 5 page sample of children’s writing, preferably writing relevant to the subject of this call, if available while illustrators are to attach Portfolio or work samples containing at least 12 pieces.

Documents and illustrations are expected to be sent in as PDF formats while deadline for submissions is October 9, 2017.