2024 Candlelight *2024 Candlelight Kindling Words hosts Candlelight Readings on Saturday night, where we get an extraordinary view of work that is not available yet to the public. The celebration features polished, but not yet published work. Illustrators present visually and authors share a reading of their work. Authors who wish to present can bring up to 250 words, and illustrators may show up to 10 images. Note for author/illustrators - you may choose to either read or present slides, but due to time limitations, we're not able to accommodate not both. Due to limits of space/time, we will only be able to allow the first 40 people to sign up to share their work. Thank you for your understanding! Name(Required) Would you like to share your work during Candlelight this year?(Required) Yes - as an Author (I'll plan to read a polished but not-yet-published piece of up to 250 words) Yes - as an Illustrator (I'll upload up to 10 images below) No thanks - not this year! Authors: How would you characterize the tone of the piece you're intending to read?(Required) lighthearted more intense/serious Other (We welcome all kinds of readings - we're collecting this info so that we can mix up the tone throughout the celebration). What age group is your piece intended for? Picture Books Middle Grade Young Adult Other (We welcome all kinds of readings - we're collecting this info so that we can mix up the tone throughout the celebration). Illustrator Slides (see info below)(Required) Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg, Max. file size: 6 MB, Max. files: 10. Choose up to 10 pictures that show your work. You could include: slides from a book that is under contract and finished, but not yet out; slides from a book that is fully developed, but not yet under contract; slides from polished personal work that might have nothing to do with children's books; concept, development, or sketch work that could stand alone as a piece of work. You can have all your slides from a single book, or show slides from several. You should avoid casual sketches, or a "greatest hits" show. This is meant to be deeper and more intriguing than that. Ideally we want to encourage illustrators to show work that embodies the passion and heart of a project. You may add text to your slides if you like, although it's not required. Important note: Each slide will be seen for only about 6 seconds, so if you do add text, keep it brief. Your illustrations should be the stars of this show. Please name files with your LAST NAME and a number (e.g. Smith1.jpg, etc). Thank you!