Awards & Grants for Independently Published

Established with funding from Martin and Sue Schmitt of the 455 Foundation to foster the emergence of diverse voices in children’s books.

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Independently Published Pre-publication Grant

Provides $2,500 to help offset the price of self-publishing.

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Spark Award

An annual award that recognizes excellence in a children’s book published through a non-traditional publishing route.

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Awards & Grants

Our awards and grants are financial support given to help emerging authors and illustrators in the field of children’s literature.