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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
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Thanks, Debbie! I appreciate your help and advice.
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FYI, back in early February, I received a rejection letter for the contest. I decided to take my finished ms and try to get it published elsewhere. I'm happy to report that I was successful in doing so. My entry was written as a NF piece, which might have hurt my chances in the contest. Anyway, the ms was published several weeks ago in Paranormal Underground Magazine and I actually got paid for it! So if anyone falls short on getting into the book, try what I did. Good luck .

Ken

Happy sales to you! It's always great when you can repurpose something.
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FYI, back in early February, I received a rejection letter for the contest. I decided to take my finished ms and try to get it published elsewhere. I'm happy to report that I was successful in doing so. My entry was written as a NF piece, which might have hurt my chances in the contest. Anyway, the ms was published several weeks ago in Paranormal Underground Magazine and I actually got paid for it! So if anyone falls short on getting into the book, try what I did. Good luck .

Ken
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I'm interested as well if it's not too late. Email is JackBakerComedy@gmail.com
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Contests and Challenges / Re: Haunted States of America Contest
« Last post by natalie-cohn on Yesterday at 05:13 AM »
Thank you I haven’t heard anything for along time. How many rounds are there?
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Text changes for an interested publisher
« Last post by christripp on Yesterday at 03:35 AM »
I was thinking the same as dkshumaker. 3 pages could easily be just 30 words out of a 400 or so word manuscript. Perhaps because they asked for a proposal, then wanted to check the text to be sure it isn't "too challenging", this is an Educational/early reader book publisher?
In any case, agree that publishers assume the Author will work with the Editor assigned, to make any changes to text and art. You needn't mention your willingness.
 :goodluck
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Text changes for an interested publisher
« Last post by dkshumaker on April 15, 2021, 06:42 PM »
I am not an author/illustrator so I might be missing something, but this seems very unusual to me. I rarely hear of "proposals for PBs." It is pretty typical to send the entire manuscript when submitting to publishers, well, at least when its text only. If they do offer on your book, be sure to research the publisher thoroughly before you commit. If they ask for $, that is NOT typical.
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Hi there, @lerg1!

I agree that joining a writers' group or exchanging manuscripts with others is also a great way to get input on your story, but if indeed you're looking for a paid critique, please give me a shout if I'm in Canada (not the UK) and I offer critiques of children's manuscripts, from picture books and chapter books to MG and YA novels. Please get in touch for more details: susanhughes@sympatico.ca.  And here's my website page where you can find out a little more as well: http://www.susanhughes.ca/manuscript-critiques

Susan
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Text changes for an interested publisher
« Last post by NWHITE on April 15, 2021, 05:31 AM »
Thank you Jody! I will send it and see what they say 😃
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