The Ann Whitford Paul-Writer’s Digest Manuscript Award is an annual award given to a Most Promising Picture Book manuscript.
Deadline: Submissions are open February 1, 2020 through April 10, 2020.
Submissions are closed for 2020.
The winner of the grant will be announced mid-May.
Award: The winner will receive a $1000 grant to encourage the development of an excellent picture book manuscript
This award is open to any SCBWI members with picture books who are not under contract and/or have not sold a picture book manuscript in the last five years.
Please include a cover sheet that has the title of the manuscripts and all of your contact information. On the manuscript itself there should only be a title–do not include your name on the manuscript! Please submit text-only manuscripts, no dummies or published works.
You may only submit one manuscript, which should not exceed 1000 words.
We are now accepting electronic submissions. Email your manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have already submitted a physical copy, you do not need to send a replacement.
Attention: Kim Turrisi
6363 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 425
Los Angeles, CA 90048