Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Jane Yolen Grant


Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Grant


Critically acclaimed children’s book author Jane Yolen created this grant to honor the contribution of mid-list authors. The grant awards $3,000 to mid-list authors and aims to help raise awareness about their current works-in-progress. Jane was the first SCBWI Regional Advisor and sat on the SCBWI Board of Advisors.


SCBWI reserves the right not to confer this award in any given year.


SUBMISSIONS OPEN. Deadline is November 1. 





  • You must be a current SCBWI member who has published at least two PAL books but has not sold anything for at least five years.
  • Two winners will share the $3,000 grant. (Winners and/or runners-up are given at the discretion of SCBWI.)
  • Winners will be announced at the SCBWI New York Winter Conference and featured in the Bulletin, on the SCBWI website, and on SCBWI social networks.
  • Click to download the Jane Yolen Application and fill it out completely. EMAIL APPLICATIONS ONLY. Include your CAREER STATEMENT in the body of your email.
  • career statement to submit. Please send your application to Sarah Diamond at


Questions? Please email Sarah Diamond at