Barbara Karlin Grant
Barbara Karlin was an early member of the SCBWI and a celebrated author of numerous picture books. She believed that writers of picture book text deserved support and encouragement for their contribution to the unique art form that is the picture book. It was in her memory that the SCBWI established the Barbara Karlin Grant for Writers of Picture Book Text in 1991.
The Barbara Karlin Grant continues today with the help of a generous grant from Amazon.com as part of the SCBWI Work-In-Progress Grants.
Eligibility: The Grant is available to both full and associate members of the SCBWI who have never had a picture book published and do not have a picture book currently under contract.
Grant Amounts: One Grant of $2,000 will be awarded annually. A Runner-Up Grant in the amount of $500 (funded by a generous donation from Ann Whitford Paul) will also be awarded. In any given year, the SCBWI Grant Committee reserves the right to withhold the grant for that year.
Description: One picture book manuscript per applicant may be submitted. The text may be an original story, work of nonfiction, or a retelling or adaptation of a fairytale, folktale, or legend.
Deadlines: Completed application and accompanying materials must be received by e-mail (see application for instructions) by March 31. The recipients of the grants will be announced in August.
How to Apply: Updated applications and procedures are now available for download below. E-MAIL ONLY to firstname.lastname@example.org
By submitting an application:
You represent and warrant that all submitted work is original with you and does not infringe on the intellectual property rights of any third party. You acknowledge and understand that the material you are submitting may be similar to, or competitive with material that has or may come to SCBWI from other sources. You understand and agree that you shall not be entitled to any compensation because of any use of such other similar material and release SCBWI and all its employees, agents, judges, readers, assigns and principals from any such claims including copyright and breach of confidentiality on my behalf.
2013 Barbara Karlin Guidelines
Barbara Karlin Application.doc