Posted by: Kathy Temean | October 6, 2021

Book Winners – Kudos – Highschool Seniors Writing Opportunity – Industry Changes

BOOK WINNERS:

Donna Taylor won DEAR MR. DICKENS by Nancy Churnin

Ashley Sierra won BLOB by Anne Appert

Penny Taub won LIGHTS DAY AND NIGHT: THE SCIENCE OF HOW LIGHT WORKS by Susan Hughes

Please send your address to Kathy(dot)temean(at)hotmail(dot)com Thanks!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO KATELYN ARONSON FOR RECEIVING A STARRED REVIEW FROM THE SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL!

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DO YOU KNOW A HIGHSCHOOL SENIOR WHO COULD BENEFIT FROM APPLYING FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP? IF SO, PASS IT ON!

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE AND WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS ANNOUNCE
THE 2022 CREATIVE WRITING AWARDS ARE OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS 

Penguin Random House to provide $50,000 in scholarship awards to
five unique, diverse literary voices of high school seniors from across the country.

The 2022 competition launches on October 1, 2021, and closes on February 1, 2022 — or when 1,000 applications have been submitted. Current high school seniors who attend public schools in the United States, including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories, and are planning to attend college in fall 2022, are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Five first-place $10,000 prizes will be awarded in the categories of: the Amanda Gorman Award for Poetry; the Maya Angelou Award for spoken-word; fiction/drama; and personal essay/memoir. In recognition of the Creative Writing Awards previously being centered in New York City, the competition will award an additional first-place prize to the top entrant from the NYC area. Runners up will also be honored.

To apply and to read more about eligibility and rules, please visit this website: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/penguinrandomhouse/

Winners will be announced and posted on the Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards website at https://social-impact.penguinrandomhouse.com/our-awards/u-s-creative-writing-awards/ in early June.

Contact: 

Elissa Petruzzi elissapetruzzi@diversebooks.org

Christine Stotz cstotz@penguinrandomhouse.com

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INDUSTRY CHANGES:

Macmillan Children’s: Kate Meltzer has been promoted to senior editor at Roaring Brook Press.

At Scholastic: Doan Buu and Maeve Norton both move up to associate art director; Stephanie Yang is now senior designer; and Rae Crawford becomes a designer.

At St. Martins Publishing Group: Alex Brown is promoted to assistant editor.

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Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. Congrats to both Katelyn Aronson and Eve Farb for their starred review for CLOVIS! Can’t wait to read this book!

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  2. Congratulations to all the winners!

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  3. Congrats to all!

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  4. Congrats to all! Including me! SO excited 😀 ❤ Thank you!

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