We are looking for an experienced, creative and funny children's writer for an approximately 1,000 word children's picture book. The target age group will be 3 to 8 years old. The story will take up approximately 30 to 35 pages, with illustrations on about 20 of them.
We'd like someone with a very vivid imagination, to create an engaging story and really jazz it up. Make it a bit silly, funny. Something that would make children laugh out loud and want to read it again and again.
The story can be based on a central animal cartoon type character (think of a character like Pooh), with a moral lesson woven in throughout the story. This will be the first of several books. If all goes well with this job, we'd like to have the same author writing all of them.
The storybook will have around 30 pages total, not including the title page, which means that the story will be segmented to fit naturally on each page. We plan on 20 of the pages having illustrations, so we'll need illustration suggestions also. The pages with text only will have some sort of border illustration around the edges. So probably 25 to 30 words on average on the 20 illustrated pages, and 40 to 50 words on the unillustrated pages.
We will require a signed agreement giving us 100% ownership of your work, and also a signed NDA.
We will also require a:
200 word book description for use in Kindle.
500 word article about the book (to use as promotion).
Illustration instructions for each of the 20 pages.
Our budget is $40 for the entire work. We'd like to start soon, so be prepared to complete this job fairly quickly. As we said above, this is the first of several books, so keep that in mind.
Please include a sample of your children's writing work with your bid.
Also, in your bid, let us know :
How quickly you can write.
If you have written anything relating to children books.
Why we should hire you.
What are your work ethics.
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Thank you beforehand for your interest in working with us. We hope to have a lot of fun with this project. We look forward to receiving your bid...