This exciting new SCBWI award aims to "foster the emergence of diverse voices in children’s books."
The grant will be given to two writers or illustrators who are from an ethnic and/or cultural background that is traditionally under-represented in children’s literature in America.
Here's the award:
Two writers or writer/illustrators will each receive an all-expenses paid trip to the SCBWI Winter Conference in New York to meet with editors and agents, a press release to publishers, a year of free membership to SCBWI, and an SCBWI mentor for a year.
It's an amazing opportunity!
Note: The deadline for submission is November 15, 2012.
The winners will be announced December 15, 2012 and the award presented at the 2013 SCBWI Winter Conference in New York.
You can find out all the details here.
Hurray to celebrating (and fostering) more diversity in Children's Literature, and Good Luck!
Illustrate and Write On,