Revving up for a submission, agent, query, or just a chance to take a leap of faith?
Here's an interesting opportunity for writers to submit for their work to be considered for a new literary prize:
The Grateful American Book Prize!
According to the Prize site, this is an award for "excellence in writing, storytelling, and illustration for children’s historical nonfiction and fiction, focused on the events and personalities that have shaped the United States since the country’s founding."
The prize, which was created by author and publisher David Bruce Smith and Dr. Bruce Cole, the former Chair of the National Endowment for the National Endowment for the Humanities, consists of a $13,000 cash award in commemoration of the 13 original Colonies. In addition, the winner will receive a not-yet- revealed work to be created by Smith’s mother, the renowned artist Clarice Smith.
Eligible books are those published between 2014 and June 2015. The Prize is open to any and all works of nonfiction and fiction that portray events and people in an historically accurate manner and that appeal to youngsters in the 7th through 9th grades.
SUBMISSION DUE DATE: August 31, 2015
To submit, click here.
PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is not in any way affiliated with SCBWI or SCBWI-WWA. And also beware, for future reference: Any prize or contest that requires an entry fee is something we do not stand behind. This is not one of those, and therefore we include it on the Chinook. (Plus, wouldn't it be AMAZING to win?)