Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 27, 2023

The Ann Whitford Paul – Writer’s Digest Manuscript Award – Picture Books

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

Winners will be selected in two categories: Fiction and Nonfiction. The two winners will each receive a $1000 grant to encourage the development of an excellent picture book manuscript.

Get your manuscripts ready. Submissions open April 1, 2023. Deadline is April 30, 2023.



  • 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 manuscript and all of your contact information. Please submit text-only manuscripts – no dummies or published work.
  • You may only submit one manuscript (fiction OR nonfiction), which should not exceed 1000 words.
  • We are only accepting electronic submissions. Email your manuscript to
  • Include manuscript as a PDF attachment.

Questions? Please email Sarah Diamond at

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thanks, Kathy!


  2. Thanks, Kathy!


  3. Thanks for the info.


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