Foundation / Corporation
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
Awards to USA, Canada, and International writers and writer/illustrators for an unpublished manuscript that highlights an ethnic and cultural background traditionally under-represented in American children’s literature. Manuscripts may represent, but are not limited to, the following backgrounds: American Indian, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander.
Two writers or writer/illustrators will each receive:
- A paid trip to the SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles (transportation, and hotel shared with other winner as appropriate)
- Tuition to the SCBWI Summer Conference (Excluding Portfolio Showcase. Intensives depending on availability)
- Manuscript Consultation at the Summer Conference
- A press release
- Publicity through SCBWI social media
- Manuscript included on our secure website for a selected list of publishing professionals to view
- Guidance available from SCBWI staff on professional career development during the winning year.
GrantWatch ID#: 154356
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Email applications to Voices@scbwi.org.
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