SCBWI

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Sleeping Bear Press Own Voices Own Stories Award

CHERRY LAKE PUBLISHING GROUP ANNOUNCES
2023 OWN VOICES, OWN STORIES AWARD SEASON

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EASTERSEALS

 

Cherry Lake Publishing Group is launching their third season of their Own Voices, Own Stories Award for authors from historically marginalized groups. They are so thrilled to elevate their mission to recognize and amplify new and diverse voices in children’s literature with this award.

 

For the 2023 award season and in partnership with Easterseals, the Own Voices, Own Stories Award will be eligible to new authors with disabilities. Easterseals is the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of life-changing services and powerful advocacy for people with disabilities throughout their lifespans. It has been leading the way to full equity, inclusion, and access for the one in four Americans with disabilities so they can fully participate in their communities and in society at large for more than 100 years. 

 

Cherry Lake Publishing Group will be accepting submissions from January 1, 2023 through March 31, 2023 with winners notified late summer. Awards include a Grand Prize (publishing contract and cash prize) and Honor Awards (cash prize and consulting session with an editor). Click HERE for additional information on the award. You can also check out the OVOS section of their website (https://cherrylakepublishing.com/ovos) or visit them on social media for more information.