Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Delays Mid-List Author Grant to 2018


Due to limited response, the SCBWI will not be awarding the Jane Yolen Mid-List Author grant this year, but applicants for the 2017 grant will have their entries rolled into the 2018 submission period.

The Mid-List Author grant awards $3,000 to traditionally published authors to help raise awareness about their current works-in-progress, and will be judged by celebrated writer Jane Yolen. Applicants must have published at least two PAL books, but not sold anything for at least five years. You can read the full instructions at

We urge all eligible members to apply for this enormously beneficial grant, which gives a push to successful writers who are ready to reach the next level of their career. November 1, 2018 is the next deadline to apply.