first, a heartfelt thank you for all who inquired about me during my time away, and thanks for the unexpected words of encouragement about the blog. It is deeply appreciated.
Now back to business. You don’t want to miss this! Thanks to author Zetta Elliot for the reminder. 🙂
LEE & LOW BOOKS is holding the beloved annual NEW VOICES AWARD. Here is a description from the company’s website:
“LEE & LOW BOOKS, award-winning publisher of children’s books, is pleased to announce the eleventh annual NEW VOICES AWARD. The Award will be given for a children’s picture book manuscript by a writer of color. The Award winner receives a cash grant of $1000 and our standard publication contract, including our basic advance and royalties for a first time author. An Honor Award winner will receive a cash grant of $500.
Established in 2000, the New Voices Award encourages writers of color to submit their work to a publisher that takes pride in nurturing new talent. Past New Voices Award submissions that we have published include The Blue Roses, winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People; Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and a Texas Bluebonnet Masterlist selection; and Bird, an ALA Notable Children’s Book and a Cooperative Children’s Book Center “Choices” selection.”
Date of Submission
May 1, 2010 – September 30, 2010
For further information, including eligibility requirements and mailing address, Visit LEE & LOW BOOKS website.
Could you be the next winner? There is only one way to find out: Email your manuscript! 😀