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Title: Urgent question, if anyone could please help - Ann Whitford Paul Award
Post by: yaara-c on April 09, 2021, 04:34 AM
Hi,

I want to submit a story to the Ann Whitford Paul award and I'm not sure about the format required for the cover sheet. This is what it says in the guidelines:

"Please include a cover sheet that has the title of the manuscript and all of your contact information"

Does that mean a cover letter with a pitch and / or synopsis of the story?
Or is it just the title and my contact information?
And should it be attached as a document or in the body of the submission email?

If anyone could enlighten me on this that would be awesome.

Many thanks,
Yaara
Title: Re: Urgent question, if anyone could please help - Ann Whitford Paul Award
Post by: dkshumaker on April 09, 2021, 06:30 AM
Yaara, did you email the contact person on the Award description page - Sarah Diamond? She would be the best person to answer your question.

In my opinion, a cover sheet is just that: The title of the manuscript and all of your contact information. It says cover sheet, not cover letter, so I would interpret that as no need for a pitch/synopsis. But that's just me. I hope Sarah answers your question in time. And I would have it as the first page of the pdf file.
Title: Re: Urgent question, if anyone could please help - Ann Whitford Paul Award
Post by: yaara-c on April 09, 2021, 06:47 AM
Thank you dkshumaker, makes sense!

It's probably too late for emails at this stage, I only found out about the award a few days ago and the question only came up today.

Anyway I already submitted my ms as well as a query sheet with a synopsis and pitch for good mesure as I wasn't sure... hopefully it's ok:)
Title: Re: Urgent question, if anyone could please help - Ann Whitford Paul Award
Post by: awful waffles on April 13, 2021, 06:52 PM
I entered this contest, and now I can't remember when the winners will be announced. Can someone with a better memory help?
Title: Re: Urgent question, if anyone could please help - Ann Whitford Paul Award
Post by: yaara-c on April 14, 2021, 12:11 AM
I don't think it was stated anywhere. I was wondering about that myself. If you get an answer please share it here:)
Good luck!
Title: Re: Urgent question, if anyone could please help - Ann Whitford Paul Award
Post by: Hopeful on April 17, 2021, 06:50 PM
I didn't see it stated anywhere for this year's contest.  But in 2020, the Ann Whitford Paul winners were announced mid-June.  See here:
https://www.facebook.com/SCBWI/photos/a.129189255298101/174059097477783/?comment_id=174465020770524