Competition Season for Jewish Children’s Literature
The Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award
Now is the time to get in gear to prepare your manuscript for the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award. Established by Sydney’s husband, Ralph, and first awarded in 1985, this competition has inspired many aspiring authors to send in their very best work.
Who is eligible: An unpublished author, Jewish or non-Jewish
What: A work of fiction in English with universal appeal of Jewish content that reveals positive aspects of Jewish life, for readers aged 8 to 11
The award: A cash award of $1,000 for the best manuscript
When: Submit by December 15
To Whom: Aileen Grossberg
204 Park Street
Montclair, NJ 07042-2903
For more information and to see the list of previous winners, see the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award web page.
Competition coordinator Aileen Grossberg will be talking about this award at the Twelfth Annual Jewish Children’s Writers & Illustrators Conference sponsored by the Jewish Book Council on November 21 in New York City. Bring your questions!