The Ann Whitford Paul – Writer’s Digest Manuscript Award is an annual award given to a Most Promising Picture Book manuscript.
Winners will be selected in two categories: Fiction and Nonfiction. The two winners will each receive a $1000 grant to encourage the development of an excellent picture book manuscript.
Submissions open April 1, 2024.
This award is open to any SCBWI members with picture books who are not under contract and/or have not sold a picture book manuscript in the last five years. Please submit text-only manuscripts – no dummies or published work.
Please include ONE PDF document with the following:
-a cover sheet that has the title of the manuscript and all of your contact information. List whether your manuscript is FICTION or NONFICTION.
-one picture book manuscript (fiction OR nonfiction), which should not exceed 1000 words
-a short paragraph describing what you would do with the grant money
We are only accepting electronic submissions. Email your PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? Please email Sarah Diamond at email@example.com.