Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Make Sure YOUR Book will be considered for the Golden Kite and Sid Fleischman Awards - Deadline: January 4, 2013

The Golden Kite Awards are given annually to recognize excellence in children’s literature.  Grant cash prizes of $2,500 are awarded to author and illustrator winners in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration.

Authors and illustrators will also receive an expense-paid trip to Los Angeles to attend the award ceremony at the Golden Kite Luncheon at SCBWI’s Summer Conference in August and a lifetime membership in SCBWI.

A commemorative poster with the winners will be created and distributed to, among others, various schools, libraries and publishers.

In addition to the four Golden Kite Award winners, four honor book recipients will also be named by the panel of judges which consists of children’s book writers and illustrators.

Instituted in 1973, the Golden Kite Awards are the only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers. More than 1,000 books are entered each year. Eligible books must be written or illustrated by SCBWI members, and submitted either by publishers or individuals.

Go here for all the submission information for your 2012-published book!

The Sid Fleischman Award is for exemplary writing for children in the genre of humor, presented by the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.  It is an award for authors whose work exemplifies the excellence of writing in the genre of humor. The SCBWI established the award to honor humorous work, so often overlooked in children’s literature by other award committees.

Go here for the submission information for your 2012-published book!

Good Luck!

Illustrate and Write On,

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