Critique panel for First Look 2018
Critique panel for First Look 2018

Audience at First Look 2018
Audience at First Look 2018

First Look is an opportunity for illustrators who are considering publishing a picture book to show their work anonymously to a panel of professionals who will review the the submitted illustrations.

First Look is open to all AFCC Festival Pass holders. 
Submissions are required prior to the Festival.

Submitted illustrations will be displayed at the session via a Powerpoint slideshow, without mention of the applicant’s name. The panelists will then give their verbal critiques on the illustrations.

Illustration submission guidelines

  • Each applicant is allowed to submit a maximum of six (6) pieces of unpublished illustrations from either the same project or book. Each of the submitted illustrations should show one illustrated page or spread from a children’s book project.
  • Illustrations submitted should be in jpeg format, resolution 300dpi, 1000 × 800 pixels. 
  • Please indicate the name and book title of each illustration in the submission form.

Call for submissions will open in mid-June.