The SCBWI Magazine Merit Awards are presented by the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators annually for original magazine work for young people. Each year, the SCBWI presents four plaques, one in each category of fiction, nonfiction, illustration, and poetry, each year to honor members’ outstanding original magazine work published during that year. The works chosen are those that exhibit excellence in writing and illustration, and genuinely appeal to the interests and concerns of young people.
SCBWI reserves the right not to confer this award in any given year.
Congratulations to the 2020 winners.
Fiction: “The Fog Test” by Pamela Love
Poetry: “Moving Day Villanelle” by Carol L. MacKay
Nonfiction: “Powder Art” by Viji K. Chary
Illustration: “Saving the village bicycle” by Hatem Aly
2021 winners will be announced in March.
2022 submissions open in December 2022.