Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


SCBWI Independently Published Pre-Publication Grant


Open only to SCBWI members, the Pre-publication grant is awarded annually and provides $2,500 to help off-set the price of self-publishing. Winners will be announced in January, 2023. 


You must be a current SCBWI member when your work is submitted and when the award is announced. 


Please submit:

  • A brief cover letter including: the name of your proposed book, a 1-2 paragraph synopsis, and your publication timeline.
  • Artist statement including: a short bio, and 2-3 sentences about why you have chosen to self-publish this book.
  • 1 page business plan of how the grant money will used (attach PDF)

Deadline is 11:59 pm, Pacific Time Wednesday November 30, 2022