With just over a week to go until the 11/11 deadline, the competition is really hotting up. I’m sad to say that some of my favorites may not even make the final cut as there are some stories with multiple excellent illustrations submitted – not all stories are going to be included in this anthology as the judges will make the call as to which illustrations they want to go in. They’re not even being told what stories go with what illustrations so some might double up!
We’ve received some fantastic stuff, including some photographed 3d models for The Water of Life. Nice simple ones. I am a massive fan of Shaun Tan’s Grimm stuff, and while these are a very different style to his work, I’m really hoping that my judges let this one through.
There have also been more entries than I was expecting for Lily and the Lion. That was a bit of a shock as it’s not a tale I’m that familiar with.
It’s going to be a lot of fun putting this book together, but it’s quite a daunting task. There is some incredible talent out there.