Around this time last year Kate wrote on this blog about what we all wanted for Christmas and 2012 – how the time has flown… I’m struck, looking at that wish-list and this one, how some things never change: we’re always looking for great picture book ideas, new illustrators, and interesting novelty ideas!
Louise would like to receive some picture book texts with love, heart and warmth… and also some ideas for great picture books for 4-6 year old boys, packed with action, adventure and derring-do.
Camilla would like some really innovative paper novelty.
Ola wants to sell rights to some new Eastern European markets.
Imogen would like to see affordable novelty projects, and ones that are wow-y and clever, but not complex to produce – Camilla wants those too!
Kate wants to receive submissions for seasonal picture books stories, as well as picture book texts generally. She’d love to see some girl-skewed fantasy fiction. And she wants to find some great new illustrators.
And I would like to see some app ideas which have proper stories at their heart AND have been conceived specifically for the medium – with really clever ways of using interactivity and shaping a narrative.
What are you hoping for in 2013… and what would you like to read?