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Announcing Winners of the Work-in-Progress and Don Freeman Grants


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.
Work-in-Progress Grants
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)


Multicultural Fiction/Nonfiction: 
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