Step into Children's Publishing

 

Step into Children’s Publishing is a tailored mentoring scheme devised to help budding illustrators make their next steps in the publishing industry. The framework centres around portfolio consultations and one-to-one mentoring, offering professional critique, guidance and support. There are three levels of participation, with varying levels of commitment and engagement.

 

Bronze

Portfolio Consultation

1 hour contact time

£40

Silver

Portfolio Development

5 hours contact time

£160

Gold

Professional Practice Development

10 hours contact

£350

Testimonials

"Holly has been an amazing influence and help to me over the years that I’ve known her. She has a true passion for illustration and is a constant inspiration to any aspiring illustrator. Having her as a mentor has allowed me to refine my skills and style, which I have previously been unsure of. She always encourages and believes in me when in the times I don’t believe in myself. She actively encourages me to take up new (and sometimes daunting) opportunities that I would not have had the confidence to do before, which have always been amazing and incredibly helpful experiences. It is an honour to have Holly as a mentor, not only in my journey in the illustration world but also in life!"

Liah O'Brien, Illustrator

"It is always a delight to work with Holly Sterling ...

(Her Seven Stories’ events) are well received, perfectly pitched and brilliantly delivered whether that is for college age students interested in illustration or families looking for an inspiring event with their children."

Gemma Tribeck, Illustrator and Designer

"Holly is professional, enthusiastic and creative which is reflected in her manner with families as well as being passionate about sharing the art of children’s literature."

Heather Chambers, Artist

"It is always a delight to work with Holly Sterling are well received, perfectly pitched and brilliantly delivered whether that is for college age students interested in illustration or families looking for an inspiring event with their children."

Brogan Honor, Illustrator

"It is always a delight to work with Holly Sterling are well received, perfectly pitched and brilliantly delivered whether that is for college age students interested in illustration or families looking for an inspiring event with their children."

Lauren Young, Illustrator