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The ASA Style File is a curated site showcasing the work of Australia’s illustrators to anyone seeking to employ the best talent for a wide variety of projects.

While it has met its original aim of becoming a respected source of high quality illustrators for the Australian publishing community and has launched the careers of many well-known Australian illustrators, the new site has a much broader remit. This includes a commitment to providing access to a wider range of illustrators with the skills and experience to provide high quality work for a increased variety of work opportunities.

Exciting new opportunities
The ASA Style File service includes:

  • Automatic inclusion in one International Marketplace each year as part of the annual subscription. This Marketplace invites international agents, publishers and scouts to discover the Australian talent on offer in our membership.
  • A streamlined browsing system which will allow potential employers to find illustrators easily and quickly.
  • A Job Board providing potential employers an opportunity to advertise their illustration jobs to the ASA Style File network.
  • A dedicated illustrator mentors’ register offering professional support to emerging and established illustrators alike .

Submission Process and Requirements:

Key Dates
Current round of Submissions closed on 24 August 2018, 5pm AEST.
New Style File website launched 10 October 2018.
Next round of Submissions to open February 2019.

Key Information
In order to ensure that ASA Style File promotes portfolios of a professional standard, illustrators wishing to be included must submit their work for approval by our expert panel. Applications must meet the Terms and Conditions and be submitted via the online form.

You do not need to be an ASA member to submit your work, but if your submission is successful, you will have to join the ASA and pay an annual Style File subscription fee of $96 (inc GST).

Submission requirements
You must submit 9 images from your portfolio, selecting one specialty and one medium for each image. These categories will determine how the illustrations can be searched on the portfolio website.

The full list of categories can be found in the Terms and Conditions.

The images will be need to be submitted as JPEG or PNG files and have square dimensions with a minimum width and height of 1920 pixels. We recommend keeping the images at or below 72dpi. Files should not exceed 1MB.

You will also be asked to provide a 150-word max. bio and contact information for your Style File portfolio.

How do I submit?
ASA Style File is currently closed for submissions.

To be notified when the next round of submissions is announced, please email stylefile@asauthors.org