Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 8, 2020

Opportunity: Fiction & Essay Contest – Plus SCBWI Picture Book

The Ann Whitford Paul—Writer’s Digest Manuscript Award

The Ann Whitford Paul-Writer’s Digest Manuscript Award is an annual award given to a Most Promising Picture Book manuscript.

Deadline: April 10, 2020.

The winner of the grant will be announced mid-May.

Award: The winner will receive a $1000 grant to encourage the development of an excellent picture book manuscript


This award is open to any SCBWI members with picture books who are not under contract and/or have not sold a picture book manuscript in the last five years.

Please include a cover sheet that has the title of the manuscripts and all of your contact information. On the manuscript itself there should only be a title–do not include your name on the manuscript! Please submit text-only manuscripts, no dummies or published works.

You may only submit one manuscript, which should not exceed 1000 words.

We are now accepting electronic submissions. Email your manuscript to

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

Welcome to the 28th annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. Submit published or unpublished work. $8,000 in prizes.

Top 12 entries published on

DEADLINE: APRIL 30th, 2020

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