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Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

New Voices in Nonfiction Grant

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Submission Guidelines


Award: Winners will receive full tuition to the SCBWI/Smithsonian Institution Nonfiction Workshop (November 6-8, 2020), including access to all workshop features.


Applications now open. Apply HERE.



This award is open to Black, Indigenous and People of Color who have never published a nonfiction book in the children’s book market. All applicants must be current SCBWI members.

You do not need a finished manuscript to apply.


Submit the following information through the New Voices Award Portal:

–A synopsis/proposal of the Non-Fiction manuscript that you are currently working on. Describe your project and why it should be published in 250 words or less.

–Include a short relevant bio (no more than 250 words)b of how your work will bring forward a new voice/perspective in NF.

–The deadline for submission is October 15, 2020.

Applications can be submitted HERE.