Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2014 Magazine Merit Award Winners

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2014 Merit Plaques and Honor Certificates for fiction, nonfiction, illustration and poetry which appeared in magazines during 2013.


First Place Plaque Recipients:

FICTION: Laura Williams McCaffrey for her piece, "Into the Vast”, which appeared in the March Yarn magazine 

ILLUSTRATION: Julia Kelly for her illustration of David Sklar’s poem in the May/June issue of Lady Bug

NONFICTION: Barbara Walsh, for “The Poppy Lady” in the November issue of Highlights

POETRY: Diana Murray for “Ocean Beach”, in the August Highlights.


Honor Certificates: 

FICTION: Emma Adelaida Otheguy for “Fairies in Town” in the July Highlights

ILLUSTRATION: Lori McElrath-Eslick for “Gulls at Sunset” by William Beyer in the September Cricket

NONFICTION: Joseph Taylor for “Emerging Butterflies: The Story of Maria Sibylla Merian” in the April Cricket

POETRY:  Heidi Bee Roemer for “Applesauce” in the September Highlights


Letters of Merit:

FICTION: to Nancy Cote and Sara Matson


POETRY: Dale Cross Purvis.

NONFICTION: Alexandra Loewen and Patricia A. Miller.


Our congratulations to the winners, and our thanks to the Awards Coordinator, Stephanie Gordon.

The 2015 competition (for articles published in 2014) is now underway.