The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is accepting submissions for the annual Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards.
The awards are designed to recognize and encourage authors and illustrators starting out in the field of children's books who share Ezra Jack Keats' commitment to children and diversity. The award is given annually to an outstanding new writer and new illustrator of children’s picture books that portray the universal qualities of childhood, a strong and supportive family, and the multicultural nature of our world
Publishers are encouraged to submit works by new writers and illustrators who are committed to celebrating diversity through their writing and art. The award includes a cash award of $3,000 for each winner.
To be eligible, writers and illustrators must have had no more than three books published.
See the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation website for complete program guidelines, entry procedures, and information on previous award winners.