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Blossom is a new subscription-based online library of bilingual eBooks, videos, and games for children. Named for its unique Bi-Lingual Story Switching Method (BLSSM, patent pending), Blossom uses a mixed-language approach that allows the user to blend a text into different ratios of English and another language. 

Blossom supports language development through interactive games and dialogic reading prompts that promote spoken interaction. Blossom is currently working on an NIH-funded project to create books with STEM and growth mindset themes for Pre-K through second grade. We're looking to hire talented children's book writers and illustrators to help us build our digital library, with part-time or full-time work available immediately May through August 2022. All work is done remotely and paid training will be provided. Writers and illustrators will be credited for their work on the Blossom platform.


Writers will create 1,000-word “easy reader” book manuscripts. Responsibilities include:

  • 100-word book pitches based on book instructions, STEM curriculum standards, and growth mindset themes
  • Writing up to 3 drafts per story while incorporating iterative revisions
  • Writing keywords (10), dialogic prompts (1 per page), and follow-up reading comprehension questions
  • Writing is typically done in English and then Blossom manages the translations. However, if you can write in more than one language, we would be happy to discuss this!
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Illustrators will create vector graphic images using Adobe Illustrator. Responsibilities include:

  • Commenting on early story drafts
  • Creating a storyboard based on final story draft
  • Creating approximately fifteen digital illustrations for each story that match the look and feel of existing character and background graphics
  • Converting some illustrations to simpler images with transparent backgrounds, to serve as responses to reading comprehension questions
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Interested authors and illustrators should contact Kate Riestenberg, Ph.D., Director of Content and Pedagogy at Blossom, at kriestenberg@t19s.com. To apply, please email your resume and a writing or illustration sample.

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