How to participate and be published?

#LIBRERIEinFIORE. deadline February 12, 2018

MARCH 2018 SPECIAL SELECTION

THE BOOKS FOR US HUMAN BEINGS, LIKE THE FLOWERS FOR THE BEES, FOR A BETTER WORLD.

READERS LIKE BEES, FUNDAMENTAL FOR THE CONSERVATION OF THE PLANET AND OF THE SPECIES WHICH INHABIT IT.

This year again ILLUSTRATI #logosedizioni is going to launch the #LIBRERIEinFIORE initiative on #March21th2018 all over Italy, for a FLOWERING ITALY: CULTIVATED, WELL-MANNERED, TOLERANT AND FULL OF BOOKS AND READERS!

I ask all of you artists – photographers and illustrators – to send us your proposal for the poster of the initiative, whose aim is to encourage readers or future readers to go to the bookstore.

The selected image will be featured not only on the poster but also on a postcard and a bookmark that will be distributed and put on display in all the bookshops participating in the 2018 edition (more than 300 have joined the previous editions). Moreover, the Work will be published and advertised on the social network pages @logosedizioni and @ILLUSTRATI and also on those of the bookshops all over Italy.

The poster will be reproduced on the back cover of the March 2018 ILLUSTRATI issue, that will be distributed at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair from March 26th to March 29th 2018 and in the about 100 bookshops which distribute it in Italy and some of them also abroad.  

 THE SELECTED IMAGE WILL BE PUBLISHED ON SAINT VALENTINE’S DAY

The author of the selected illustration or photography will receive 10 posters, 50 bookmarks, 50 postcards and 25 copies of the ILLUSTRATI magazine (as soon as they are printed).

You are welcome to send more than one image and, if you feel up to it, if you really do, you can conceive and create a silent book (octavo or sextodecimo, plus the cover), and if it is something really nice #logosedizioni will be glad to publish 1500 copies at its own expense (a paperback edition, unless it is a masterpiece) and distribute it in Italian bookshops (including a written agreement and payment of royalties to the author).

I REPEAT: only if the proposal is worthwhile.

Here follows a short sentence that you may use as a starting point:

 IF THE READERS WERE BEES, BOOKS WOULD BE FLOWERS AND BOOKSHOPS WOULD BE PARKS!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

ALL WORKS MUST BE SENT BY 11.59 P.M. OF FEBRUARY 12TH 2018.

Each drawing or picture should be sent directly by the author in a single email to illustrati@logos.info writing “#LIBRERIEINFIORE” in the subject of the email, with one or more files attached.

you should send low-res jpeg named after your name and surname; in case you decide to send more files, you only need to name them after your name and surname and number them. (e.g.: linavergara1.jpg, linavergara2.jpg)

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ZIPPED FILES, BIG FILES, NOR THE LIKE! ONLY JPG FILES.
THE SUBJECT IS VERY IMPORTANT IN ORDER NOT TO LOSE YOUR MESSAGE AMONGST MANY OTHERS!
WE WOULD APPRECIATE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS INCLUDING YOUR NAME AND SURNAME, it can be difficult to trace your message back if your address is bhdfgvuohv@gmail.

THE WORKS SHOULD BE UNPUBLISHED IN ANY POSSIBLE AND CONCEIVABLE SENSE.

We will automatically discard any message that doesn’t fulfil the above-mentioned requirements without notifying you.

THE WORKS THAT CLEARLY DON’T MATCH THE TOPIC WON’T BE ACCEPTED.

ALL THE ILLUSTRATIONS SENT BY THE ABOVE-MENTIONED DEADLINE WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE FACEBOOK ALBUM: #LIBRERIEINFIORE 21 MARZO 2018.

We are not going to make any selection for this album, where we will publish all the works we receive, therefore if you have sent a file and you don’t find your work in the album, it means that:

  1. you haven’t waited for at least 48 hours so we haven’t had the time to upload it: it may happen sometimes.
  2. you haven’t followed the abovementioned instructions: please make sure you stick to them.
  3. your illustration has been published but you haven’t checked the album carefully.