SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Q1
January
Spark Award
Opens November 1
Closes November 10
Announced January 15
Independently Published Pre-Published Grant
Opens November 1
Closes November 30
Announced January 15
February
Book Launch Award
Opens February 1
Closes February 28
Announced April 15
Crystal Kite Awards
Submissions open February 1
Submissions close March 21
Round 1 Voting: April 1-14
Round 2 Voting: April 18-30
Announced May 15
March
Work in Progress Award
Opens March 1
Closes March 31
Announced September 15
Don Freeman Grant
Opens March 1
Closes March 31
Announced September 15
Karen Cushman Late Bloomer Award
Opens March 1
Closes March 31
Announced October 15
Q2
April
A. Orr Fantasy Award
Opens April 1
Closes April 30
Announced June 15
Amber Brown/BFR Award
Opens April 1
Closes April 30
Announced June 15
Ann Whitford Paul Award
Opens April 1
Closes April 30
Announced June 15
Book Launch Award
Opens February 1
Closes February 28
Announced April 15
May
Graphic Novel Award
Opens May 1
Closes May 31
Announced August 15
Novel-in-Verse Award
Opens May 1
Closes May 31
Announced August 15
Crystal Kite Awards
Submissions open February 1
Submissions close March 21
Announced May 15
June
A. Orr Fantasy Award
Opens April 1
Closes April 30
Announced June 15
Amber Brown/BFR Award
Opens April 1
Closes April 30
Announced June 15
Ann Whitford Paul Award
Opens April 1
Closes April 30
Announced June 15
Emerging Voices Award
Opens June 1
Closes June 30
Announced September 15
Q3
July
Ezra Jack Keats Award
Opens July 1
Closes July 31
Announced October 15
Volemos Grant
Opens July 1
Closes July 31
Announced October 15
August
Graphic Novel Award
Opens May 1
Closes May 31
Announced August 15
Novel-in-Verse Award
Opens May 1
Closes May 31
Announced August 15
September
Emerging Voices Award
Opens June 1
Closes June 30
Announced September 15
Narrative Art Award
Opens September 1
Closes September 30
Announced November 15
Q4
October
Ezra Jack Keats Award
Opens July 1
Closes July 30
Announced October 15
Volemos Grant
Opens July 1
Closes July 30
Announced October 15
November
Narrative Art Award
Opens September 1
Closes September 31
Announced November 15
Spark Award
Opens November 1
Closes November 30
Announced January 15
Independently Published Pre-Pub Grant
Opens November 1
Closes November 30
Announced January 15
December
(No items this month)