Bala Kids/Khyentse Foundation Children’s Book Prize
Deadline December 1 (must be received by this date), formerly February 15. Highly recommended free contest gives $5,000 and publication by Bala Kids, an imprint of the Buddhist magazine and publishing house Shambhala, for an unpublished picture book for ages 0-8 that expresses Buddhist values, themes, and traditions. For 2019, sponsor is seeking stories that teach foundational Buddhist topics, particularly one or more of these five concepts: the Four Noble Truths, dependent arising, karma, rebirth, and impermanence. Manuscripts should be approximately 20-40 pages, maximum 2,000 words. The prize is offered for the manuscript itself, which must not be submitted with illustrations; choosing the final illustrations for the book will be the responsibility of the publisher. Enter ms. as a PDF file by email, including a brief summary and a short author bio within the email itself.
Published: September 19, 2019