Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Updates and downloads: Two Award Announcements and a Summer Workshop

Lee & Low Books announces the 11th Annual New Voices Award. The Award will be given for a children's picture book manuscript by a writer of color. Established in 2000, past submissions have included The Blue Roses, Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story, and Bird. Manuscripts will be accepted through September 30, 2010 (postmark deadline).

For stories inspired by Asia, from Asian residents, nationals or writers from the wider Asian diaspora, The National Book Development Council of Singapore and Scholastic Asia are jointly launching the Scholastic Asian Book Award. Entries for the 2011 award must be submitted for consideration by December 31, 2010. Results will be announced in May 2011. Download brochure and registration form.

Postgraduate WritersFinally, here's a summer opportunity for YA writers: There is still space in the advanced small-group workshop with award-winning author An Na at the 15th Annual Postgraduate Writers’ Conference at Vermont College of Fine Arts, August 9-15, 2010. Limited scholarships are also available to support attendance by interested writers. For details go to, or contact the Conference Director at or 802-828-8835.

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