Friday 25th October

14:00PM - 17:00PM
National Gallery of Scotland Modern One, Edinburgh


Picture Hooks Speed Dating 2019 – open for submissions


Picture Hooks will select 12 illustrators to meet up to 12 publishing experts. In ten-minute one-to-one sessions, the illustrators will get feedback on their portfolios, find out what publishers are looking for in submissions and make valuable contacts in the industry. 

Illustrators should send three samples to: by 

Sunday 15 September 2019 showing: 

  • Good development of character
  • Suitability for the picture book market

Successful applicants will be informed by Friday 20 September 2019.

Each illustrator will have their own table and meet each publisher to present their work.  The event will be followed by the opening of the exhibition of our current mentoring scheme illustrators.