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Member only guide to the Australian book industry.
A one-stop shop for publishers, advertising creatives, journalists, editors, writers, agents, in fact anyone searching for the very best Australian illustrators.
The ASA Style File is a curated portfolio site for illustrators to showcase their work. Originally set up more than 15 years ago, it has become a respected source of high quality illustrators for the Australian publishing community, launching the careers of many well-known Australian illustrators.
Thanks to the support of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the ASA was able to build a fresh new website, designed to support a broader range of illustrators and to encourage as many new work opportunities for our illustrators as possible, both locally and internationally.
In the last twelve months, we have received nearly 100 job enquiries through ASA Style File portfolios. This means about 75% of illustrators featured on Style File have received a professional offers directly through the platform so far.
Current members featured on the ASA Style File can update their illustrator portfolios here.
Illustrators seeking to be featured on the ASA Style File should apply during the application windows. Please find submission details below.
6 September 2023, 9AM AEST
20 October 2023, 5pm AEDT
Week starting 20 November 2023
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 an expert panel. Applications must meet the Terms and Conditions and be submitted via the online form.
There is a $20 (inc GST) administration fee to submit an application to ASA Style File. You do not need to be an ASA member to submit, 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).
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 (i.e. 1920 x 1920 pixels). We recommend keeping the images at or below 72dpi where possible.
You will also be asked to provide a 150-word max. bio and contact information for your Style File portfolio.
If you have any questions about applying to ASA Style File, please email [email protected] or call 02 9211 1004
The ASA offers tailored mentorships for illustrators, seeking support on a picture book illustration project or feedback on how to best present their work through a portfolio consultation.
Our comprehensive and adaptable contract agreement templates to help you negotiate Author Commissioning Illustrator environments, Copyright licences and assignments, and Trade Publishing Agreements for Illustrators with traditional publishers.