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Black Voices in Childrens Literature



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6325 Sandburg Road, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55427-3647
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The contest is open to Black authors who at the time of entry are at least 18 years of age and residing anywhere in the United States.

As always, the contest’s mission is to elevate authentic, culturally relevant children's stories written by and about Black people. Every entry is considered for publication and three cash prizes will be awarded.

Eligible entries will include original children's books for ages 0-4 (50-125 words) or for ages 4-8 (300-800 words) featuring authentic, realistic Black characters and culture and focusing on one or more of the following topics: character development, self-esteem, identity, diversity, getting along with others, engaging with family and community, or other topics related to positive childhood development.


Submission Info

Prize Info

  • First Prize: $1000

  • Second Prize: $500

  • Third Prize: $250

  • Additional Information: Winners also receive a T-shirt from Strive, and a tote bag from Free Spirit

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