Posted by: Kathy Temean | May 8, 2014

The Martha Weston Grant


The Martha Weston Grant was established by the Hairston Family to remember author/illustrator Martha Weston. Martha published over fifty picture books and her first middle grade novel shortly before her death. This grant encourages authors and illustrators to nurture their creativity in a different genre of children’s books.

Deadline: Applications may be submitted from May 1 – June 1

Award: One Grant of $1,500 will be awarded to fund the expenses of attending the SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles


-You must be a current SCBWI member.

You must be a PAL published author or illustrator trying another genre of children’s books. For example: a picture book illustrator might like to write a middle grade novel or a YA author might like to write a picture book.

You may only submit applications from May 1 – June 1.

Only E-mail submissions will be accepted. No snail mail.

Applicants must e-mail a one-page letter with a brief summary of their publishing career, the new genre they hope to pursue, and why they would find it helpful to attend the SCBWI Annual Conference in Los Angeles.

The winner will be notified June 15 and will be announced in the SCBWI Bulletin, at the Summer Conference, and on SCBWI social networks.

E-mail submissions and questions to:

Martha Weston Grant Coordinator Lissa Rovetch –

Talk tomorrow,


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