Contest – Lee and Low Books New Voices Award Time to Submit

Lee and Low Books sponsors a yearly contest for up and coming Children’s Book writers of color, The New Voices Award.

About the Award

LEE & LOW BOOKS, award-winning publisher of children’s books, is pleased to announce the thirteenth annual NEW VOICES AWARD. The Award will be given for a children’s picture book manuscript by a writer of color. The Award winner receives a cash grant of $1000 and our standard publication contract, including our basic advance and royalties for a first time author. An Honor Award winner will receive a cash grant of $500.

Established in 2000, the New Voices Award encourages writers of color to submit their work to a publisher that takes pride in nurturing new talent. Past New Voices Award submissions that we have published include The Blue Roses, winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People; Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and a Texas Bluebonnet Masterlist selection; and Bird, an ALA Notable Children’s Book and a Cooperative Children’s Book Center “Choices” selection.

Manuscripts will be accepted from May 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, and must be postmarked within that period.

For more information and to find out about past winners follow the link.


Creative Quarterly-Call for Entries

A friend of mine, hey Aja!, told me that another very effective way of advertising your work, getting publicity and putting your artwork in the hands of art directors and editors is to enter contests. So throughout the year we’ll be cataloging any contest we run across and then compiling them in a list at the end.

Here’s our first one. Check out the requirements and enter if you can! Good luck!!!

Call for entries

CQ26: Call for Entries

Deadline: October 28, 2011

We set the bar high. Our judges are tough and uncompromising. Only the very best work gets past them. We set the bar high. Our judges are tough and uncompromising. Only the very best work gets past them. But that’s why you see firms like Stefan Sagmeister, Mucca Design, Poulin + Morris and schools like School of Visual Arts, Art Center, Tyler, Central St Martin enter. And when we see winners from our show in other major shows we know we’re using the same yardstick. The only thing those other shows have on us is higher entry fees.
We accept published or unpublished work for a flat $10 per entry.
Winning is not everything but why pay so much for the privilege?
Entries are due online or via mail by October 28. Point your cursor here to enter.