Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Announces Out of The Margins Awards

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PRESS RELEASE AND INFORMATION::::

SCBWI takes great pride in the creation of the OMA Award (which stands for Out from the Margins), a new and substantial award for early-career underrepresented creators of children’s books. There will be 8 winners selected to be part of a cohort that will provide a pathway to visibility for creators who might otherwise not be seen or heard. The OMA Award’s purpose is to help launch a new book and enhance a creator’s career with marketing skills and resources that will be useful throughout their career.

Submissions will open July 2021. Winners will be announced December 2021 and presented at the SCBWI Winter Conference in February 2022. 

SUBMISSIONS OPEN July 2021.

The intent of this award is to provide an opportunity to launch their book with full support and visibility, as well as, to coach underrepresented authors and illustrators on how to create scaffolding for future book launches during their career in children’s literature. We hope to give them a set of skills, resources, and connections, along with the funds to accomplish their goals in successfully marketing their new book. Mentors and subject matter experts will focus on the US market. All winners will comprise a cohort that will meet monthly as a group with experts to learn about various areas and techniques to best market their books.

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