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.






  • 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