Work-in-Progress Grants - To assist children’s book writers and illustrators in the completion of a specific project currently not under contract. Given in the categories of: picture book text, picture book illustration, general fiction, young adult fiction, multi-cultural stories, nonfiction research, unpublished author and unpublished author over 50.
FOR PUBLISHED AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS
Book Launch Award - Provides authors or illustrators with $2,000 in funds to help the promotion of their newly published work and take the marketing strategy into their own creative hands. NOW OPEN
Crystal Kite Awards - Peer-given award to recognize great books from 15 SCBWI regional divisions around the world. NOW OPEN
Golden Kite Awards - Instituted in 1973, the Golden Kite Awards are the only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers. The Golden Kite Awards recognize excellence in children’s literatures in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration.
Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Grant - Critically acclaimed children’s book author Jane Yolen created this grant to honor the contribution of mid-list authors. NOW OPEN
Magazine Merit Award - For original magazine work for young people in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, illustration, and poetry. NOW OPEN
Martha Weston Grant - The Martha Weston Grant was established by the Hairston Family to remember author/illustrator Martha Weston. The grant helps authors and illustrators who want to switch children's book genres.
Sid Fleischman Award - Given with the Golden Kite Awards, an award for exemplary writing for children in the genre of humor.
Spark Award - An annual award that recognizes excellence in a children’s book published through a non-traditional publishing route.
Work-in-Progress Grants - To assist children’s book writers and illustrators in the completion of a specific project currently not under contract. Given in the categories of: picture book text, picture book illustration, general fiction, young adult fiction, multi-cultural stories, and nonfiction research.