Friday, March 20, 2009

XIII FONDO DE CULTURA ECONOMICA “A LA ORILLA DEL VIENTO ” PICTURE BOOK COMPETITION

To promote creative literature for children and young adults, Fondo de Cultura Económica invites you to participate in the XII “A la orilla del viento” Picture Book Competition.

CONDITIONS

Open to all writers and illustrators of any age, nationality or country of residence, provided that the entry is in Spanish. FCE employees are not eligible to compete.
Books can be entered by one or more writers/illustrators.
The text and illustrations of books entered into the competition should be unpublished and must not have been submitted simultaneously for any other competition.
The entry should be true to the picture book concept, that is, a book where a story is told through the interaction or interrelation of texts and images. Books that only use illustrations to tell their story will also be accepted, but non-illustrated works are ineligible.
The theme, book format, and illustration technique are open, with a maximum length of 48 pages.
The work must be submitted in a dummy with the finalized design, text, colour and illustrations. Dummies that are incomplete or that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.
The dummy must be signed with a pseudonym and delivered in a sealed envelope containing the full name, address, telephone number and e-mail of the entrant(s). The pseudonym(s) used must be written on the envelope, as well as the entry’s title.
DUMMIES WILL NOT RETURNED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, therefore ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS MUST NOT BE SENT, so please only send copies instead.
All entries must be sent to the following address:

XIII Concurso de Álbum ilustrado
A la orilla del viento
Libros para niños y jóvenes
Fondo de Cultura Económica
Carretera Ajusco-Picacho 227,
Col. Bosques del pedregal, Del.
Tlalpan, C.P. 14738, Mexico DF.

Entrants from Argentina , Brazil , Colombia , Chile , Spain , USA , Central America , Peru and Venezuela may also send their works to our branches in these countries, to the appropriate address below. Their entries must read “XII Concurso de Álbum ilustrado A la Orilla del Viento”.
The competition is open from the date of its first publication until August 31, 2009. For entries sent by mail, the postmark date is the date that will be considered for this purpose. No works will be received after the deadline.
The jury will consist of well respected figures who are involved in children’s and young adults’ literature. The jury members’ identity will be kept secret and will be revealed when the results are announced. Their decision will be final. The contest may also be declared void.
The prize consists of USD $7,000.00 (Seven thousand US Dollars) and the publication of the book in the FCE Los Especiales de A la Orilla del Viento collection.
The competition results will be published on October 30, 2009 on the official FCE website: www.fondodeculturaeconomica.com
Entrants can enter as many works as they wish. Their entry into the competition implies their agreement with these conditions.

Mexico, March 2009

For further information, please call 52 55) 54 49 18 82 and 54 49 18 80 or write to librosparaninos@fondodeculturaeconomica.com

Branches

Argentina. El Salvador 5665, (1414) Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tel. 4771 8977
Brazil. Rua Bartira 351, Perdices São Paulo, CEP 05009-000, Tel. 3672 3397
Colombia. Calle de la Enseñanza (11) No. 5-60, la Candelaria, Bogotá, Tel. 283 2200
Chile. Paseo Bulnes 152, Santiago de Chile, Tel. 594 4100
Spain. Vía de los Poblados 17, Edificio Indubuilding-Goinco 4-15, 28033, Madrid Tel. 763 2800
United States. 2293, Versus Streets, San Diego ,CA. 92154, Tel. 429 0455
Central America. 6a. Avenida 8-65, Zona 9 Guatemala C. A. Tel. (502) 2334 1635
Peru. Jirón Berlín 238, Miraflores, Lima, 18. Tel. 447 2848
Venezuela. Torre Polar, P.B. Local E, Plaza Venezuela, Caracas Tel. 574 4753


Eliana Pasarán
Editora de Ficción
Obras para Niños y Jóvenes

Letras sin fronteras
Carretera Picacho Ajusco 227
Col. Bosques del Pedregal
Delegación Tlalpan
14738 México, D.F.
Teléfono: 5449 1880
Fax: 5449 1873
www.fondodeculturaeconomica.com

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