Lee & Low’s New Voices Award Writing Contest Deadline is September 30

New Voices Award sealThe 2013 New Voices Award deadline is rapidly approaching! Manuscripts must be postmarked by September 30, 2013 to be eligible for this year’s award.

Established in 2000, the New Voices Award encourages writers of color to submit their work to a publisher that takes pride in nurturing new talent. Past New Voices submissions that we have published include award-winning titles, such as It Jes’ HappenedSixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story, and Bird

The contest is open to writers of color who are residents of the United States and who have not previously had a children’s picture book published. The Award winner receives a cash prize of $1000 and our standard publication contract, including the basic advance and royalties for a first time author. An Honor Award winner will receive a cash prize of $500.

For more eligibility and submissions details, visit the New Voices Award page and answers to some of our FAQs. Happy writing to you all and best of luck!

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