Posted by: Kathy Temean | August 30, 2018

Three Opportunities: Book Signing – Picture Book Manuscripts 9/31 Deadline – No Fee Contest


NEW VOICES AWARD: Picture Book Manuscripts


The deadline to submit to our New Voices and New Visions Awards is this Friday, August 31!

Our annual awards encourage writers of color and Native nations to submit their work to a publisher that takes pride in nurturing new talent. As the number of diverse books increases, Lee & Low Books is dedicated to increasing the number of authors of color and Native nations as well.


1. The contest is open to writers of color and Native nations who are residents of the United States, 18 years or older at the time of entry, and who have not previously had a children’s picture book published.

2. Writers who have published work in other venues and genres, including children’s magazines, young adult, and adult fiction or nonfiction, are eligible. Only unagented submissions will be accepted.

3. Work that has been published in any format, including online and self published, is not eligible.

4. Manuscripts previously submitted for this award or to Lee & Low Books will not be considered.

Prize: The Award winner receives a cash prize of $2,000 and our standard publication contract, including our basic advance and royalties for a first time author. An Honor Award winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked by August 31, 2018

For full eligibility and submission guidelines, visit our website.



The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD)’s annual Pen 2

Paper Creative Writing Competition seeks pieces of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and comics that treat the topic of disability. Whether or not you have experience as a creative writer; whether or not you have a disability, we want to hear your voice!

NO ENTRY FEE. Seeks pieces of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comics that treat the topic of disability. Fiction, nonfiction word limit: up to 5,000 words or about 20 pages double-spaced. Word limit for poetry: up to five pages. Word limit for graphic narrative/ comics: up to 20 pages.

The deadline for 2018 submissions is Tuesday September 4, 2018.

P2P’s goals are to

  • give writers with disabilities a forum where they can share their work.
  • bring awareness to disability issues through the arts.
  • challenge people of all ages to think, rethink, and express their stories, perspectives, fears, and discoveries about disability.

P2P is the ONLY disability-focused creative writing competition in Texas (correct us if we’re wrong!). And while P2P is based in Texas, we welcome entries from other states and countries.

Each year, entries are evaluated by a panel of volunteer judges, and prizes are awarded to the top entries in each category. Winners and finalists will be posted on P2P’s website.

Here is the link to submit:

Talk tomorrow,


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