As part of the Reluctant Internationalists project’s efforts to engage with non-academic audiences, we are now seeking to commission a freelance children’s author or illustrator to create an original, historically-informed work of children’s literature based on a theme of the Reluctant Internationalists project.
Applicants are invited to submit ideas for a book proposal, with entries welcome from all fields of children’s literature and illustration. Collaborations are also very welcome. If you are interested, please explain your idea on no more than one page of A4 and highlight particularly the themes, topics and intended target age range of your proposed book idea. Applicants must be willing to work with historians and academics in order to produce a work of historical relevance and resonance. Possible themes that the work may seek to cover could include a history of migration, refugees, health, international cooperation or international organisations.
The successful applicant will be expected to work alongside the project team for an agreed period, usually a minimum of three months, to draft a children’s book with a view to submitting the proposal for publication during 2017. The successful applicant will receive a fee of £6,500 for their work. Alongside submissions, please include contact information and a short (c.100 word) biography including information of any previous publications or works.
Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for expressions of interest is Monday 14th November 2016 at 17.00.