One Writer’s Journey

June 19, 2015

Grant for Writers

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 1:00 am
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Front Cover

My favorite Walter Dean Myers book.

Just found out about this one so I am writing it up and substituting this post for the post I had planned for today.  Why?  Because the deadline to enter is June 21, 2015.

We Need Diverse Books has created a grant in honor of Walter Dean Myers.  (sniff — I love his books!)  The grant for $2000 is open to “diverse” authors.  This means that it is open to authors who are:

  •       Persons of color
  •       Native American
  •       LGBTQIA+
  •       Persons with a disability
  •       Marginalized religious and cultural minority

This does not mean that the person has growns up with diverse people or is married to, a parent of, or a sibling of a diverse person.

Applicants must be unpublished but working toward a career as a children’s author and/or illustrator of (but not limited to):

  • Picture Books
  • Early Reader Books
  • Chapter Books
  • Middle Grade Books
  • Young Adult
  • Graphic Novels
  • Non-Fiction
  • Poetry

There are detailed instructions on how to enter but if this sounds like you then click here and get a move on it.  The deadline is in only 2 days!



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