Lee & Low New Voices Award
Deadline July 31 (must be received by this date), formerly August 31. Highly recommended free contest gives top prize of $2,000 and publication for a picture book story (1,500 words maximum) by an adult US writer of color or of a Native/Indigenous nation who has no prior published books in this genre. Manuscripts must be aimed at readers ages 5-12 and "address the needs of children of color or Native nations". No simultaneous submissions. Entries may be poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. No folklore or animal stories. Submit up to 2 entries online.
Published: May 21, 2021