As of now, applicants may nominate themselves——they do not need to be nominated by another member. This change is effective immediately, in the hopes that we will receive more applications by the nomination deadline, which is October 1, 2014.
Critically acclaimed children’s book author Jane Yolen created this grant to honor the contribution of mid-list authors. The grant awards $3,000 to mid-list authors and aims to help raise awareness about their current works in progress. Jane was the first SCBWI Regional Advisor and currently sits on the SCBWI Board of Advisors.
For more details, please visit www.scbwi.org.