Posted by: Kathy Temean | May 22, 2019

GOLDEN KITE AWARDS

GOLDEN KITE AWARDS:

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. The Golden Kite Awards recognize excellence in children’s literatures in five categories: Young Reader and Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration.

Click here for the 2019 winners!

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2020 AWARDS WILL OPEN IN TWO WAVES:

MAY 1 – JUNE 30, 2019 (for books published between January-June 2019) 

JULY 1 – NOVEMBER 15, 2019 (for books published between July-December 2019)

  1. Authors/Illustrators must be a current member through December 2019 to have a book submitted to the Golden Kite Awards.
  2. Only books written or translated into English are accepted.
  3. Please Submit FOUR copies of your book.  All submissions MUST BE in completed, bound form.  NO GALLEYS.
  4. You may submit your book to ONE category only, except in the case of Picture Book Text and Picture Book Illustration.
  5. If submitting to both Picture Book Text and Picture Book Illustration BOTH author and illustrator must be current members and EIGHT copies must be submitted.
  6. The book submitted must be published in 2019,
  7. Individuals and Publishers can submit for the Golden Kites.
  8. Self-published books are not eligible, however you may enter your book in the Spark Award for self-published books.
  9. Members of SCBWI’s Board of Advisors are eligible for the award, however, may choose to recuse themselves. No Board Member may serve as a judge.
  10. Categories include: Picture Book Text, Picture Book Illustration, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Nonfiction for Younger Readers, Nonfiction for Older Readers.
  11. One Golden Kite Award Winner and at least one Honor Book will be chosen per category. Winning books will be included in a press release, an announcement on the SCBWI website and on SCBWI Social Networks, and will receive gold stickers for their books;
  12. Winners and publishing houses will be notified in January, 2020.

VIEW PAST WINNERS

Submission Guidelines for Publishers will be sent out directly. Please contact the Golden Kite Coordinator if you have not received the guidelines.

Golden Kite Submission Guidelines for Individuals

Eligibility

To be eligible to submit your book(s) for the Golden Kite Award, and/or the Sid Fleischman Award, you must be a current member of the SCBWI with your membership current through 12/31/19. If  you are a member now but your membership is scheduled to expire before 12/31/19, you will need to renew your membership in order to be eligible for the award.

Only books written or translated into English are accepted.

All entries must be in final published and bound form, having been published within the 2019 calendar year, and bearing a copyright date of 2019. Advanced Reader Copies (“ARCs” or “galleys”) or typed material will not be accepted.

The SCBWI encourages publishers to submit books to the SCBWI Golden Kite Awards competition directly, and most publishers receive a packet of materials and submission instructions from the SCBWI Executive Office.

If your publisher is unable to submit your book, you may enter by sending four (4) copies of the book with a brief letter stating which category you are submitting to (Young Reader and Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Nonfiction for Younger Readers, Nonfiction for Older Readers, Picture Book Text, Picture Book Illustration).

You may submit your book to ONE category only, except in the case of Picture Book Text and Picture Book Illustration. If you would like to submit a book to both the Picture Book Text and Picture Book Illustration categories, you’ll need to send eight (8) copies of the book. Please note that for a book to be eligible for both the Picture Book Text and Picture Book Illustration categories, the author and the illustrator must be members of the SCBWI through 2/1/19.

All submissions for books published January-June 2019, must be received by June 30, 2019.

All submissions for books published July-December 2019, must be received by November 15, 2019.

Send eligible submissions to:
SCBWI Golden Kite Awards
4727 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Please direct questions to Golden Kite Coordinator, bonniebader@scbwi.org.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


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