SCBWI Debuts The Spark Award

As many of you know, I have been working hard to navigate the complex world of traditional publishing and that I have also self-published a wonderful picture book, AND I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU. So, needless to say, I am uber excited to see that SCBWI will be recognizing self-published books by presenting Spark Awards to independently-published writers and illustrators. I will of course be submitting AND I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU—so keep your fingers crossed. If you haven’t already, check out my website http://www.rlkurstedt.com/RLK/And_I_Thought_About_You.html. Enjoy this beautiful autumn day.

Writing and Illustrating

THE SOCIETY OF CHILDREN’S BOOK WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS DEBUTS THE SPARK AWARD FOR INDEPENDENTLY-PUBLISHED WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS

The SCBWI is pleased to announce the creation of The Spark Award, an annual award that recognizes excellence in a children’s book published through a non-traditional publishing route.  The award is open to current writer and/or illustrator SCBWI members who have independently-published a board book, picture book, chapter book, middle grade, or young adult novel through an established self- publishing enterprise  or individually self-published.  Submissions must be submitted in traditionally bound form, contain an ISBN number, and provide evidence of Copyright registration.

Entries may not have been previously published in any print or digital form prior to the self-published form and SCBWI reserves the right to disqualify books published by enterprises that we believe, in our discretion, operate in a predatory or unprofessional manner.

One winner and one honor book will be chosen…

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