I’m looking for 6 short stories for children aged 5-12. Essentially the stories must:
Create experiences of happiness and fantasy;
Involve challenges to the imagination, be educational using the education points that I will provide you within the storyline;
Allow for interaction.
The stories must involve feelings, values, emotion, be engaging and help to develop skills that are appropriate to the age group and will be in the objective for the book. They need to be fun and give children the opportunity to absorb positive messages and encourage them to talk about the story and be able to apply the content to their lives. I’m looking for that kind of story that you as a parent would enjoy and be happy to tell your own children with a smile on your face.
I’ll expect each story to be presented in a Word file including:
1. An artwork brief for each page or double page spread. The books will be highly illustrated.
2. A basic page plan (ideally 15 or 20 pages)
3. A quick summary (no more than one paragraph that could be used in the back cover blurb).
4. A coloring book, encompassing the 6 stories, (I will provide you a sample of what I’m looking for)
The subject matter: We need the stories to fit into the most diverse group of children you can imagine, I will provide the awarded participant the story guidelines and a very basic outline of what needs to be covered in the story. Good stories would creatively touch on universal subjects like friendship, diversity, acceptance, love, or be associated with a particular event or stage of young family life, etc
There’s only one way to pick a winner for this job which is to see previous work, so please send me samples or links to websites with your published material, or if you are an unpublished author please feel free to send through any original stories that you have in your drawer. I don’t necessarily need to see complete stories - a paragraph describing the plot and the main features will do just fine.
Your bid will be for the 6 stories. I’ll need the winning bidder to sign a contract assigning the full, exclusive and worldwide rights to me. Please bid knowing that you would provide illustrations for the stories.