SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

The Ann Whitford Paul—Writer’s Digest Manuscript Award

 

The Ann Whitford Paul-Writer’s Digest Manuscript Award is an annual award given to a Most Promising Picture Book manuscript.


 

Click here to view the 2020 winners.

 

Deadline: Submissions are open February 1, 2021 through April 10, 2021.

Submissions are closed for 2020.

 

 

Award: The winner will receive a $1000 grant to encourage the development of an excellent picture book manuscript

 

Guidelines:

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 annpaulaward@scbwi.org.

 

If you have already submitted a physical copy, you do not need to send a replacement.

 

SCBWI

Attention: Kim Turrisi 

6363 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 425

Los Angeles, CA 90048

 

 Questions? sarahdiamond@scbwi.org