2010 Sue Alexander Awards Announced
- Monday, October 11, 2010
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. Industry professionals who critique the manuscripts at the Los Angeles conference determine the finalists.
Until her sudden death in July 2008, Sue 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.
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 to be made available online in early May. There is no prior application process for this award.
Kelly Sheahan or her manuscript Animal Tracks.
Here’s what our judges had to say:
"Animal Tracks is set in a vividly rendered Alaskan wilderness. It's filled with page-turning tension, peppered with humor, and peopled with delightfully quirky characters. This middle grade adventure novel features a timid young science nerd whose struggle to survive and make sense of his parents’ disappearance engages instant reader sympathy and promises a fun and intriguing journey."
2010 Honorable Mention
Over God by Lee Wind
2010 Nominees included:
- Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (sold prior to Award decision)
- The Repulsors by Elizabeth Ross (sold prior to Award decision)
- Bartleby by Kim Zarins
- Moonsilk by Veronica Scrol
- Treasure of Heaven by Roy Allen Ice
- Alice & Lucy: Sleepover in the Ghost Room by Jaime Temairik
- In Thanksgiving to Running Deer by Olga Alvarez
- The Light Harvester’s Daughter by Christine Dowd