SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR ILLUSTRATORS
Pelican Publishing Company, the largest book publisher in the South, is always interested in talented, hard-working illustrators. All materials that are submitted to us are kept on file and reviewed as new projects arise. We would be very happy to have you send some of your best work for our perusal. Below are our basic guidelines for submissions.
Please Note: Pelican does not accept illustrations submitted via e-mail or the Internet!
Appointments: Pelican prefers submission by mail only. If an appointment is necessary, contact will be made with the artist.
Via Mail: Please send all materials securely packed and insured if necessary. Any materials to be returned must be accompanied by return postage and return packing materials.
Artwork Markings: Be sure all materials have your complete name, address and phone number in case the materials are separated or some are to be returned.
Artwork Format: Try to keep the size of all materials under 8 1/2 x 11 unless they may be folded. Materials are stored in a standard letter file cabinet, so oversize material is returned. Published works are preferable, but color and B/W copies are acceptable. Please do not send faxed materials unless requested.
Suggested Subject Matter: Since the majority of our illustrated books are for (1) children, (2) young adults and (3) technical, work submitted should be in these categories. Our children's books are generally full color with both whimsical and realistic, human and animal characters. Our young adult books require black/white line work in a mostly realistic style. Technical work would include maps, diagrams, charts etc.
A current resume showing work in the design area (especially books) is helpful.
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|PELICAN PUBLISHING COMPANY|
|1000 Burmaster St.|
|Gretna, LA 70053|
|Attn: Production Manager|