Authors and Illustrators – Call for Applications

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The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is looking for authors and/or illustrators with new children’s books being released in the period from Spring 2016 to Spring 2017 who are interested in touring schools, libraries, bookstores and community centres outside of their home province during TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2017. The next Book Week tour will run from Saturday, May 6 to Saturday, May 13, 2017.

The deadline for applications is Friday, July 8, 2016.

Authors and illustrators who are interested in touring should visit the Book Week website under Information for Artists for complete application details and to download the application form.

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week is a wonderful opportunity for authors and illustrators to promote their work to young readers across the country. The authors and illustrators who are chosen to tour for Book Week will be invited to give readings and/or workshops in schools, libraries, community centres and bookstores in the province/territory they are assigned to tour.

All travel, accommodation and meal expenses for each author and illustrator are covered by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. A per diem of $65.00 per day is allowed for meals.

Authors and illustrators will be paid $250.00 (plus GST or HST, if applicable) per school reading. There are usually 10 to 12 school readings given during the tour.

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre also receives funding from the Canada Council to pay for four public readings per author and illustrator. The authors and illustrators will be paid $250.00 for each Canada Council public reading (plus applicable taxes).

Visit the Book Week website for complete application information.

If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Howe Barnes at 416.975.0010 x 227 or shannon@bookcentre.ca.

4 Responses

  1. Joy Huebert

    is the deadline seriously July 8, 2016? That was a long time ago!

  2. THE CONCEPT FASCINATES ME. GREAT COVERAGE/PRESENCE AND FEE INVOLVED.

    INTERESTED IN NEXT YEAR’S BOOK WEEK (2018) HAVING MISSED THIS PRESENT DEADLINE (2017).

    RETIRED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MUSIC EDUCATOR (JK-8)
    SONGWRITER/STORYTELLER
    “SALONGO” ENSEMBLE OF STORYTELLING (MUSIC & DANCE) FOR THE LONDON (ONT) CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL TEN YEARS AGO.
    PRESENTOR AT WORLD HAND-DRUMMING CONFERENCE IN PRESCOTT, ARIZONA
    ” GOING PLACES “, “COME CALYPSO ” – song cd’s – songbooks in pressing
    ” POWER OF THE DRUM ” – instructional dvd
    http://www.drumanticks.com

  3. Darlene Petit

    I am interested in applying for and author or illustrator to come to our library/community/ the link for the application is broken.

  4. Darinka Popovic

    For Arbutus Global Middle School I would like to apply for an author visit. We have 475 students in grades 6 through 8.

    Note there are a couple of problems with this page–deadline date does not fit with touring date in May and the email that was send out.

    Link for complete application information takes you to an error page.

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