The 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. One to two grants of up to $2,000 each will be awarded annually.
Submissions closed for 2023.
Eligibility: You must be a current SCBWI member. PAL members are eligible and must have a book with a publication date of 2022 or 2023.
Money from the grant may be used to promote your book including (but not limited to):
Speaking engagements and book tours
Advertising, posters, postcards, and other promotional marketing materials
Book donations to local schools and libraries
Grants will be awarded based on:
Strong marketing and implementation plan
Demonstrated need (e.g. your publishing house is not dedicating a lot of marketing money for your book)
Quality and professionalism of your synopsis
Winners must use the money in the first calendar year and provide SCBWI with documentation of grant money use.