New Voices Award
Lee & Low Books has announced that they are accepting submissions for their fourteenth annual New Voices Award. The Award is given for a picture book manuscript of an unpublished writer of color.
The Award winner receives a cash prize of $1000 and the standard Lee & Low Books publication contract, including their basic advance and royalties for a first time author. The contest is open to writers of color who are residents of the United States and who have not previously had a children’s picture book published
Last year, less than 7% of children’s books published were written by authors of color. The New Voices Award was created to help new writers of color break into the publishing world. Past New Voices Award-winning books have gone on to win major awards such as the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent.
For award and submissions information visit: http://www.leeandlow.com/p/new_voices_award.mhtm.