The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation requests applications for the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. The award seeks to recognize and encourage emerging talent in the field of children’s books. To be eligible, writers and illustrators must have had no more than three books published. Self-published books are not eligible for consideration. There’s an award for writer and illustrator. The winning author and illustrator will each receive a monetary award of $5,000. If one book receives both awards, the author and illustrator will each receive $5,000. Honor book winners will receive $2,000. Winners must attend the award ceremony held in April during the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi.
DEADLINE: Dec. 31, 2021