2008 Sue Alexander Award Announced
- Monday, September 29, 2008
Selected from manuscripts submitted for individual critique at the SCBWI Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles, the Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award is given to the manuscript deemed most promising for publication. Critiquers at the Los Angeles conference determine the finalists. Until her sudden death in July 2008, Ms. Alexander made the final selection. Now, a three-member panel from Sue's writing group of 20 years makes a final selection after the conference.
Doug Marshall for his manuscript Flung
2008 Runners Up
The winner receives an expense-paid trip to New York to meet with interested editors. Only manuscripts submitted for conference manuscript critiques by full-time conference attendees are eligible; see deadline and submission guidelines in the conference brochure or online, available in mid-May. There is no prior application process for this award.
- Sara Etienne, The Harbinger
- Ellen Reagan, Gifts of the Forgotten Goddess
- Matthew Kirby, The Clockmaker's Grimoire