Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


SCBWI Independently Published Book Marketing Grant



You must be a current SCBWI member when your work is submitted and when the award is announced.  SCBWI members with a book self-published in 2021 are eligible to apply. The manuscript must be an original work written in English for young readers. The applicant must be over 18.

Please submit:

-A brief cover letter with the name of your book, the publication date, a short summary of the book, and a short bio.

-A short synopsis of why you are applying for this grant AND your marketing plan of no more than one page attached as a PDF.

-Indicate whether you want to be considered for the award for authors from underrepresented communities.

Link to online submission portal will open on October 1st.

Deadline is 11:59 pm, Pacific Time November 15, 2021