SCBWI Brazos Valley is happy to announce the inaugural Amplifying Unsung Voices scholarship for kid lit writers from traditionally underrepresented populations. The winning applicant will receive a full registration scholarship* to attend the SCBWI Brazos Valley one-day Leap into Kid Lit conference to be held in College Station, TX on Feb. 29, 2020.
This scholarship is free of charge and open to both members and non-members of SCBWI. One submission per person. Authors who self-identify with traditionally underrepresented populations may apply for this scholarship. Please note, the submission itself does not have to center on underrepresented characters.
Please prepare a single Word document with the following:
- A brief statement (100 words) explaining how you identify as part of an underrepresented population. Ex: I am second generation Honduran American.
- The manuscript’s title (without your byline) followed by the first 250 words.
- Document should be double spaced in Times New Roman 12 pt. font with one-inch margins.
- Do not include your name or address (judges will not see the bio information).
Please name the document with 1-3 identifying words from the title (or full title if less than three words) and the manuscript category (PB, MG, YA). Example: Sara-Idea-PB
Applications can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org between Sept. 15 and midnight CDT on Oct. 13. Applications submitted outside this window will be deleted. Winner will be announced Dec. 1, 2019.
*The scholarship is for conference registration only. Travel and housing costs, if needed, will be borne by the applicant.