New Voices Award for Writers of Color



Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to make you aware that the 15th Annual Lee and Low Publishers' New Voices Award Competition is now open.

WHO: Writers of color who are residents of the United States and who have not previously had a children’s picture book published.

WHAT: A fiction, non-fiction or poetry manuscript of 1500 words or less written for ages 5-12.

WHAT ELSE: Only unagented submissions will be accepted.

WHEN: Manuscripts accepted from May 1, 2014, through September 30, 2014, and MUST be postmarked within that period.

FIRST PRIZE: $1000 for a children's picture book manuscript by a writer of color and A standard publication contract, including their basic advance and royalties for a first time author.

HONOR AWARD: a cash prize of $500

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Remember, you won't win if you don't try! I'm a witness that these competitions are real, because I won in 2012.

Best wishes and keep writing,
Rita Lorraine


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