Hi everyone! Today’s post is still in preparation, but I couldn’t wait to post the following information.

I need to start by apologizing for missing this information, which has changed since the last time I read it, and which has a very fast approaching deadline: MONDAY. (Sorry).

Are you currently writing a multi-cultural novel? Thanks to AMAZON.COM, the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators–SCBWI–is offering several Work-In-Progress (WIP) grant of $2,000. Since February 2010, they have added a grant specifically for multicultural books! Can you say Hooray loud enough? Thank you SCBWI and Amazon!. I heart the organization even more now, if it is at all possible, and needless to tell of my admiration for Amazon.com. 😀

Unfortunately, and because I’m passing the information so late, you have to hurry. The application needs to be received by March 15. You need to send seven copies of:
o A synopsis of 750 words or less
o A sample of 2500 words or less of your WIP
o A completed grant application page

Questions may be directed to the Work-in-Progress Grants Coordinator Kim Turrisi by email at

Completed materials should be mailed to:
SCBWI W-I-P Grant Committee
8271 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

I’ll be more diligent next time!

I hope you have something ready and will be able to mail it possibly overnight. The grants, of $2000, will be awarded in September. The runner up gets $500.

Here’s the link to download the application: http://www.scbwi.org/Pages.aspx/WIP-Grant(1). Good luck if you take a chance! 😉


PS: Also look carefully at SCBWI conferences. If the conversations I have had with some of the regional advisors (RAs) are any indication, it is possible that we might see some workshops on multiculturalism in kid lit at some in their program, at some point in the future. Feeling really encouraged right now. Enjoy your weekend, N.

7 thoughts on “A Shout-Out to SCBWI & Amazon.com!!! A Grant for your Multi-Cultural Work-in-Progress. Deadline Today!

    1. Medeia, I keep my fingers crossed but to be honest, the anticipation is enough to get me excited! 😀

      I’ll let you know as soon as hear of a SCBWI one. I’m so proud of the organization. SCBWI continues to make difference. Just great.


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