How to get your illustrations published

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There was plenty for illustrators to sink their teeth into at the recent London Book Fair, including a panel talk about how to get your illustrations published, where representatives from three publishing houses shared tips and tricks for getting noticed.

Rachel Hill from the AOI (Association of Illustrators) hosted, and the panel consisted of Joanna McInerney of Post Wave UK, Matthew Kelly from HaperCollins Publishers and Charlotte Abrams-Simpson of Orion Publishing Group. Below are their top tips. For more from the AOI, see our piece on how to negotiate a book contract.

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.