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PEN/Phyllis Naylor Grant for Children’s and Young Adult
PEN American
588 Broadway, St. 303
New York, NY 10012
Phone Number (212)334-1660
Award Type Grant
Purpose To assist a writer of children's or young adult literature when monetary support is particularly needed.
Focus Literature, Children's; Writing.
Qualifications Candidate must be a writer of child or young adult fiction in financial need; submitted work must be fiction and a work-in-progress; At this time, graphic novels and picture books are not eligible for the grant; Candidates must have published one or more novels for children or young adults that have been warmly received by literary critics, but have not generated significant sales; The writer’s previously published book(s) must be published by a U.S. trade publisher. Self-published works are ineligible.
Criteria Judges will be looking for candidates whose work has not yet attracted a broad readership.
Funds $5,000
Duration Annual.
Number of Awards 1.
To Apply Applicant must be online submission form requires the following: a first PDF containing: a 1-2 page cover letter including a 1-3 sentence summary of the project, a description of how the candidate meets the criteria for the grant, and a list of the candidate’s published novel(s) for children and/or young adults; 1-3 reviews of the candidate’s novel(s) from professional publications; these may be copies or links; A 1-2 page letter of recommendation or support from an editor or fellow writer; a second, anonymous PDF containing: the candidate’s name should not appear anywhere on this PDF to ensure anonymity; a 2-4 page outline of the novel-in-progress being submitted; a 1-2 page description of how the funds will be used to complete the project; what will the candidate be able to accomplish with this funding that they could not do otherwise? Book sales, earnings, or other relevant information may be included here; a 50–75 page manuscript sample; the candidate’s name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript sample, in order to ensure anonymity for the judging process.
Deadline June 1.
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