One Writer’s Journey

October 2, 2014

Magazine Merit Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators 2014 Magazine Merit Awards for work published during 2013.  Without further ado, the winners are:

First Place Plaque:  Laura Williams McCaffrey won for “Into the Vast” which appeared in the March Yarn magazine.
Honor Certificate: Emma Adelaida Otheguy took honors for “Fairies in Town” which appeared in the July Highlights
Letters of Merit: Both Nancy Cote and Sara Matson received letters.

First Place Plaque:  Julia Kelly won for her illustration of David Sklar’s poem in the May/June issue of Lady Bug.
Honor Certificate: Lori McElrath-Eslick won for her illustration for “Gulls at Sunset” by William Beyer in the September Cricket.
Letter of Merit: Susan Dahlman took this honor.

First Place Plaque:  
Barbara Walsh won for “The Poppy Lady” in the November issue of Highlights.
Honor Certificate: Joseph Taylor won for “Emerging Butterflies: The Story of Maria Sibylla Merian” in the April Cricket
Letters of Merit: Alexandra Loewen and Patricia A. Miller won this honor.

First Place Plaque:  Diana Murray for her poem, “Ocean Beach”, in the August Highlights.
Honor Certificate: Heidi Bee Roemer took honors for “Applesauce” in the September Highlights
Letters of Merit: Julianne Palumbo and Dale Cross Purvis received letters.

If you’ve had work pubished in magazines in 2014, SCBWI is taking submissions for 2015.  See the rules at MAGAZINE MERIT AWARDS.

Note the distribution of winners:
4 of the winners appeared in Highlights.
3 appeared in Carus Bug Magazines — 2 in Cricket and 1 Ladybug.
1 appeared in Yarn, the only nonpaying market in the batch.

Clearly Highlights and the Carus group are still holding their own and then some.  Hats off to publishers of note and the writers and illustrators whose work appears in their pages!



Cricket 2

Highlights 4

Ladybug 1

Yarn 1


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