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SCBWI Announces 2020 Work-in-Progress and Cushman Winners

SCBWI is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Work-in-Progress Awards and Karen Cushman Late Bloomer Grant. Both awards are part of SCBWI’s program to assist children’s book writers and illustrators who are in the process of completing a specific project currently not under contract.
The Work-in-Progress recipients will have their work posted on a special site which will be made available to a hand-selected list of agents and editors. The Karen Cushman Late Bloomer Award also comes with a stipend of $500 and tuition to any SCBWI conference.
Work-in-Progress Grants
Picture Book: 
“Miasma” by Claire Bobrow
Chapter Book:
“Riley O., Adventure Pro!” by Kirsten Kinney
Middle Grade:
“Camper Row” by Cressida Hanson
Young Adult:
“Focus. Click. Wind.” by Amanda West Lewis
“The Artist” by Elizabeth Armstrong Hall
Underrepresented (formerly known as Multicultural Fiction):
“I Cannot Wait for Grandma” by Zainab Khan
Not awarded this year
Cushman Late Bloomer Grant:
“At the End of Happy Road” by Sherrie Lorance
Visit the official awards page to learn more about the Work-in-Progress Awards.