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On-The-Verge Emerging Voices Award from SCBWI: a grant created to "foster the emergence of diverse voices in children's books." An interview with Lin Oliver, the Executive Director of SCBWI

On-The-Verge Emerging Voices Award from SCBWI: a grant created to "foster the emergence of diverse voices in children's books." An interview with Lin Oliver, the Executive Director of SCBWI

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Lee & Low announces the New Voices Award Winner! Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee by Andrea J. Loney is a picture-book biography of James Van Der Zee, an African American photographer during the Harlem Renaissance.

ANNOUNCING OUR 2015 NEW VOICES AWARD WINNER! New Voices Award is given to an unpublished author of color for a picture book. #diversity #diversebooks

Announcing our 2015 New Voices Award Winner

Awarded by Lee & Low Books to picture book manuscript by person of color. Annually.

The New Voices Award is a writing contest held annually by Lee & Low Books for a picture book manuscript by an unpublished author of color.

Submit Your Manuscript to our New Voices Award Writing Contest! New Voices Award! Summer is rapidly approaching and that means our New Voices Award Writing Contest is now open for submissions! Now in its fourteenth year, the New Voices Award was one of the first (and remains one of the only) writing contests specifically designed to help authors of color break into publishing, an industry in which they are still dramatically underrepresented. #WeNeedDiverseBooks #FirstBook

Submit Your Manuscript to our New Voices Award Writing Contest

A list of awards and grants for writers of color.

Awards and Grants for Authors of Color

Infographic demonstrating the number of Tony award-winning men in comparison to women.

Since the Tony Awards will be presented on June we decided to collect some data to see if a diversity gap exists in the theater. See our infographic below.

New Voices Writers Award - Minority Books | Independent Book Publishers | Writing Contest. Check for submissions guidelines!

New Voices Writers Award - Minority Books

Don't forget that the deadline for our New Visions Award writing contest is Oct. 31! The award will be given for a MG/YA manuscript in the science fiction, fantasy, or mystery genre by an unpublished author of color. Please share with all the writers you know!

The New Visions Award is given annually to an unpublished author of color for a middle grade or young adult manuscript.

Is My Character "Black Enough"? Advice on Writing Cross-Culturally.

Tu Books Publisher and Editorial Director Stacy Whitman shares advice on writing cross-culturally for an author who wonders, “Is my character black enough?

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