New Visions Award for Writers of Color

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Hi Everyone,
Here’s another great award for you:

LEE & LOW BOOKS is sponsoring its first annual NEW VISIONS AWARD for a middle grade or young adult fantasy, science fiction, or mystery novel by a writer of color.

WHO: Writers of color who are residents of the United States and who have not previously had a middle grade or young adult novel published.

WHAT: Fantasy, SCIENCE FICTION, or MYSTERY manuscript for children ages 12 to 18. Realistic stories without a mystery or speculative component will not be considered.

WHAT ELSE: Include a cover letter and a synopsis of the story plus the first five (5) chapters. Do not send the entire manuscript.

WHEN: Manuscripts will be accepted from June 1, 2014, through October 31, 2014, and must be postmarked within that period.

FIRST PRIZE: A cash prize of $1000 and their standard publication contract, including their basic advance and royalties for a first time author.

HONOR PRIZE: A cash prize of $500.

For complete details, click on this link:

http://www.leeandlow.com/p/new_visions_award.mhtml

Best wishes and happy writing,
Rita Lorraine

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