Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2022 Promising Picture Book Scholarship

Applications are due Thursday, June 30, 2022.
SCBWI Kansas/Missouri is offering a picture book scholarship to the 2022 Middle of the Map Conference held November 3-6. The scholarship includes conference registration fees. It is not yet known if the conference will be held in Overland Park, Kansas or take place virtually due to changing Covid guidelines. The scholarship is available to SCBWI members who are not previously published by a publisher on the PAL list in this format (picture book) who live in Kansas or Missouri. The deadline for applications is Thursday, June 30, 2022.
A committee of authors will select the winner. SCBWI Kansas/Missouri will notify the 2022 winner in August.
Please note: Scholarship recipients are not eligible for future scholarships. Further, while members may apply for all scholarship and mentorship opportunities, if the same person wins more than one contest, the winner will be asked to select their top choice ONLY.
Submissions must be submitted via email.
1.  Follow the instructions below on Submitting Sample Work to attach your manuscript or illustrations.  Do NOT put your name on your submission pages, only your cover page.  If you do, you’ll be disqualified.
2. Your cover page should include your name, title of work, and email address. It should be a separate document from your submission pages.
3.  Email your cover page and your submission pages as two separate documents to Email subject line should read PB Scholarship Application.
Instructions for Submitting Sample Work:
Writers:  Submit your manuscript in standard manuscript format, EXCEPT do not include your name, address or contact information on any page. Submit the full picture book manuscript. Title your submission pages: PBScholarship_Title. Title your cover page: PBScholarship_Title_YourLastName
Author/Illustrators: You may submit your picture book manuscript in dummy form if you prefer to do so. Please exclude your name, address, or contact information on any page of the dummy.
Any application not in compliance with all rules will be disqualified.  Questions?  Email
Donations:  Kansas/Missouri SCBWI accepts donations to help fund this ongoing scholarship.  Please mail donation checks payable to SCBWI Kansas/Missouri with PICTURE BOOK SCHOLARSHIP in the memo line.
Attention: Kansas/Missouri SCBWI
15621 W. 87th Street Pkwy #206
Lenexa, KS. 66219