Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 19, 2009

Two SCBWI Writing Grants


In any given year, an applicant may apply for: the General Work-In-Progress Grant OR the Work-In-Progress Grant for a Contemporary Novel for Young People OR the Work-In-Progress Nonfiction Research Grant. The Grant for a Work Whose Author Has Never Had a Book Published may not be applied for — it Will be chosen from all the entries in the other Work-In- Progress categories. Eligibility: The Grants are available to both full and Associate members of the SCBWI. They are not available for Projects on which there are already contracts. Grant Amounts: Four Grants of $1,500 will be awarded annually, One in each category. Four Runner-Up Grants of $500 will also Be awarded, one in each category. Authors of other projects Cited by the judges as noteworthy will receive a Letter of Merit. Completed application and accompanying materials must Be postmarked no earlier than February 15th and no later than March 15th.


The Barbara Karlin Grant has been established to recognize and encourage the work of aspiring picture book writers. The Grant is available to both full and associate members of The SCBWI who have never had a picture book published and do Not have a picture book currently under contract. One Grant Of $1,500 will be awarded annually. A Runner-Up Grant in the Amount of $500 (funded by a generous donation from Ann Whitford Paul) will also be awarded. One picture book manuscript per Applicant may be submitted. The text may be an original story, Work of nonfiction, or a re-telling or adaptation of a fairytale, Folktale or legend. Completed application and accompanying Materials must be postmarked no earlier than February 15th and must be received no later than March 15th.


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