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
For complete details, visit this link: http://www.leeandlow.com/p/new_voices_award.mhtml
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,