Black Voices in Children’s Literature Contest
Deadline September 20, formerly June 22. Recommended free contest gives prizes up to $1,000 and possible publication for children's picture book and board book manuscripts. Entries should be original fiction or nonfiction board books for ages 0-4 (50-125 words) and picture books for ages 4-8 (300-800 words) featuring contemporary Black characters and culture and focusing on one or more of the following topics: character development, self-esteem, diversity, getting along with others, engaging with family and community, or other topics related to positive childhood development. The contest is open to Black authors who are residents of the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin) and are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Enter by mail, email, or online. Co-sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing and Strive Publishing.
Published: June 5, 2021