Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Work-in-Progress Grants and Don Freeman Illustration Grants! Both awards are part of SCBWI’s program to assist children’s book writers and illustrators who are in the process of completing a specific project currently not under contract.
The Work-in-Progress recipients will have their work posted on a special site which will be made available to a hand-selected list of agents and editors. The Karen Cushman Late Bloomer Award also comes with a stipend of $500 and tuition to any SCBWI conference.
Picture Book Text:
Our Greatest, Great, Great Grandma by Chris M. Regier (Oregon)
Chapter Books/Early Fiction:
Ouch and Pouch by David Goldstein (Maryland)
Middle Grade Fiction:
A Dance of the Dead by Megan Lynch (Pennsylvania)
Young Adult Fiction:
Dreamers by Marie A. LaVanier Gollias (San Diego)
A Kiss Before Breakfast by Kip Wilson (Massachusetts)
Chasing Guano by Helen Taylor (San Francisco)
Hammerin’ Hector vs. Godzilla Gomez by Catherine Ann Velasco (Illinois)
Karen Cushman Late Bloomer Award:
Empty by Jennifer Rawlings (Los Angeles)
The Don Freeman Illustration Grants awards $1,000 towards the completion of an illustration project. The 2019 awards were judged by Maria Middleton, Corey Tabor, and Molly O’Neill.
Don Freeman Illustration Grants
Published Award: Candace Camling (Iowa)
See Candace’s illustrations HERE
Pre-published Award: Candelaria de la Losa (New York)
See Candelaria’s illustrations HERE