SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

San Diego Chapter Equity and Inclusion Grants and Diversity in Children’s Books Support and Networking Group

Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/20/2022 - 12/04/2022
12:00 am


2022/2023San Diego SCBWI Equity and Inclusion Grants – Open to San Diego Chapter Members Only

November 20, 2022 – December 4, 2022. See below for instructions. 

SD SCBWI region will again be presenting Equity and Inclusion Grants on February 4, 2023.

Goal:

Our goal for this grant is to encourage equity, inclusion, and diversity in the children’s book market by supporting the careers of aspiring authors, illustrators, and translators who identify with a diverse group or who write about and/or illustrate diverse characters. (“Diverse” includes, but is not limited to, LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, neurodiversity and/or other disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.)

(Note: San Diego SCBWI reserves the right to not award grants if there are few submissions. Additional prizes to be determined depending upon the number of entries.)

Eligibility:

YOU MUST BE A SAN DIEGO SCBWI MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THESE GRANTS.

The manuscript/art must be an original work for young readers and may not be under contract. The applicant must be over 18, be unpublished (self-published is not considered published for this award) and should not yet have representation.

Only one submission is allowed per person. If you are an author/illustrator, please choose one category to enter.

APPLICATION TIMELINE:

November 20, 2022 – December 4, 2022. The application link will be posted on the SCBWI website.

THE EI&D GRANTS:

EI&D Grants are to encourage equity, inclusion, and diversity in children’s literature by supporting the careers of:

  • Own Voices – Aspiring fiction/nonfiction authors or illustrators
  • Diverse Worlds – Any aspiring fiction/nonfiction author or illustrator who writes about and/or illustrates a character or subject from the Diversity Categories (see definition below).

DIVERSITY CATEGORIES:

Diversity categories include, but are not limited to, LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, neurodiversity and/or other disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

San Diego SCBWI members who are not traditionally published.

 

GRANT CATEGORIES:

Four Grants total. Applicants may only apply for one of the following Grants.

 

Writers/Translators:

  • Own Voices Writers – 1 grant. Open to authors from a Diversity Category (see the definition, above).

 

  • Diverse World Writers – 1 grant. Open to any author whose work promotes diversity (see Diversity Categories, above) in children’s literature.

 

Illustrators:

  • Own Voices Illustrator – 1 grant. Open to illustrators from a Diverse Category (see the definition, above).

 

  • Diverse World Illustrator – 1 grant. Open to any illustrator whose work promotes diversity (see Diversity Categories, above) in children’s literature.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • Applicants will complete a Google Form, which will be posted at https://sandiego.scbwi.org/.
  • Illustrators will upload sample artwork (up to 10 MB).
  • Authors will upload a 500-word writing sample.

 

The art or writing sample should reflect the creator’s goal of supporting diversity in children’s literature.

 

  • Applicants will be asked to answer the following questions:

 

Write 250 words explaining how receiving the grant will support your writing/translating and/or illustrating career.

 

Write 250 words describing how your art or manuscript supports diversity in children’s books.

APPLICATION GOOGLE FORM LINKS: Unpublished San Diego SCBWI members may apply to one category.

Writers/Translators:

 

  • Diverse World Writer – 1 grant. Open to any author whose work promotes diversity (see Diversity Categories, above) in children’s literature.

Grant Form: https://forms.gle/zYV8xTnNcr3tpwNf8

 

Illustrators:

  • Own Voices Illustrator – 1 grant. Open to illustrators from a Diverse Category (see the definition, above). Grant Form: https://forms.gle/puQnoiniCgZsHWTi8

 

  • Diverse World Illustrator – 1 grant. Open to any illustrator whose work promotes diversity (see Diversity Categories, above) in children’s literature.

Grant Form: https://forms.gle/feSuhZFMRMiZX1fKA

 

(Note: San Diego SCBWI reserves the right to not award grants if there are few submissions. Additional prizes to be determined depending upon the number of entries.)

 

Judges: Adriana Domínguez, senior agent at Aevitas Creative Management and Jacqui Lipton, agent at The Tobias Literary Agency 

A special thank you to our judges!

Eligibility:

  • YOU MUST BE AN SCBWI MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THESE GRANTS.
  • The manuscript/art must be an original work for young readers and may not be under contract. The applicant must be over 18, be unpublished (self-published is not considered published for this award),and should not yet have representation.
  • Only one submission is allowed per person. If you are an author/illustrator, please choose one category to enter.

 

GRANT RECIPIENTS FOR 2021/2022 (1st Place Winners are requested to not apply for the 2022/2023 Grant)

Own Voices – Ginny Uybungco

GRANT WINNERS FOR 2020/2021 (1st Place Winners are requested to not apply for the 2021/2022 Grant)

Diverse World – No awards given in this category

Own Voices – 1st Place – Nessa Bellido Schwarz, 2nd Place – Sally Fuentez Nubling

Emerging Artist – 1st Place – Anisi Baigude, 2nd Place – Martina Lo and Honorable Mention – Petra Avanzo Caglic

 

GRANT WINNERS FOR 2019/2020 (1st Place Winners are requested to not apply for the 2020/2021 Grant)

Diverse World – 1st Place – Gigi Orlowski, 2nd Place – Cindy Schuricht and 3rd Place – Alicia Lopez

Own Voices – 1st Place – Liliana Sampica, 2nd Place – Helen Wu and 3rd Place – Jarrett Jackson

Emerging Artist – Winner is Nancy Lee


Diversity in Children’s Books Support and Networking Group

A new group fostering equity, inclusion in children’s books will meet monthly to support all writers or illustrators with their books featuring diverse characters or subjects. Writers need not be of a diverse group to join. Diverse includes but are not limited to, LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, neurodiversity and/or other disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. Networking and support opportunities include social networking, craft, story discussions, agent/editor and publishing news and submission opportunities, SCBWI Grant opportunities, critique groups and speakers. The first meeting will be held on January ­­­TBA from 4-5 p.m.

sandiego@scbwi.org is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Meeting

Time: January 21, 2023, 04:00 PM Pacific Time

We look forward to meeting with you all, 

Marcia Berneger and Ginny Uybungco

E&I Committee

If you wish to contact the E&I Committee, you can email them at equity.inclusion.sandiego.scbwi@gmail.com.

The first Zoom meeting will be on October 8th, at 4:00 PM (PT) after our chapter meeting. The Zoom link will be in the chapter newsletter, or you can email the committee to request the link.