Thursday, January 22, 2015
SCBWI Announces the 2014 On-The-Verge Emerging Voices Award Winners!
Established by SCBWI and funded by Martin and Sue Schmitt, the On-The-Verge Emerging Voices Award is given to two writers or illustrators who are from ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds that are traditionally under-represented in children's literature in America and who have a ready-to-submit complete work for children.
Congratulations to Heidi Kim for their young adult novel "The Certainty of Tides" and to Adria Quinones, for their middle grade novel, "The Disappeared."
Each winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to the SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles and have several private meetings with editors and other industry professionals.
Look for upcoming interviews with both Heidi and Adria here on this blog to hear more about their win and their manuscripts!
To learn more about the On-The-Verge Emerging Voices Award, check out the Awards and Grants section of the main SCBWI website.