Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Our 2015 Work In Progress Grant Winners!

Opportunity is one of pillars of SCBWI, and the Work In Progress Grants is opportunity in action.

Members can submit the first ten pages of their

Picture Book Text 
(note: your picture book should not be 10 pages long!)

Chapter Book/Early Readers

Middle Grade Fiction

Young Adult Fiction


Multicultural Fiction or Nonfiction

Winning manuscripts are "showcased on a secure website so that the work can be exposed to selected acquiring editors, giving these authors exclusive access to some of the most sought after professionals in the business."

One of the 2015 winners has already had their manuscript acquired!

The winners are:

PB Text: Peggy Archer "Toad in the Road"
Come along with Toad on his whimsical adventure with its rhythmic, infectious (rollicking) language, sure to delight young children. This manuscript has been acquired by Schwartz and Wade.

Chapter Book/Early Reader: Lorrie-Ann Melnick "Haunted Key Mystery: Help! I'm Haunted"
In this swashbuckling mystery, Kat, her newfound cat, Tuna, and her frenemy Rebecca must rid themselves of a ghost thief.

Middle Grade: Beth Cahn "Chasing Gold"
In 1911 a young boy must contend with the stereotypes of Chinese immigrants after the California Gold Rush.

YA: Erin Stewart "Twisted"
In a futuristic world, sixteen-year-old Rose discovers that her genetic code was switched at birth, and must decide whether her own free will or her DNA will define who she is.

Nonfiction: Donna Janell Bowman "Tomboy: Daring Life of Blanche Stewart Scott"
Follow the adventurous life of the first female pilot, making history on wheels and on wings.

Multicultural: Suma Subramaniam "Walking on a Tightrope"
After losing her family in the South Asian tsunami, eleven-year-old Mayili is imprisoned by child traffickers and must use her tightrope walking skills to escape.

Congratulations all around!

And if you want to submit your work for the 2016 Work In Progress Grants, go here for all the information. Submissions open March 1, 2016.

Illustrate and Write On,

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