Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Student Writer Scholarship Submissions

Date(s) - 12/01/2019 - 01/15/2020
12:00 am


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Call for Submissions

SCBWI Oklahoma Student Scholarship

2020 Spring Conference

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

SCBWI Oklahoma ( will offer a scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student to cover the conference registration to the SCBWI Oklahoma 2020 Spring Conference in Oklahoma City (April 3-4, 2020). The conference—a value of $185—will feature successful editors and literary agents who handle middle grade and young adult (teen) fiction and nonfiction, as well as picture books. Submissions must be from writers enrolled in a university or college in an undergraduate or graduate program. Out-of-state applicants will be responsible for their own travel, lodging, and food expenses.

Contest submission guidelines:

  • Contest entry information must be emailed to the scholarship coordinator, Megan Cox, at Include name, school information, address, submission genre, phone number, and email.
  • Five pages of a middle grade or young adult manuscript (double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-pt Times New Roman font), OR a picture book manuscript of 1,000 words or less.
  • One page detailing how you think a conference will help you on your writing journey and why children’s literature is important to you.

Contest judging:

The contest will open for entries December 1, 2019. It will close January 15, 2020.

The contest will be judged by leadership from the Oklahoma SCBWI region.

The contest winner will receive an email with details for registering for the spring conference. However, if the winner cannot attend the SCBWI Oklahoma Spring Conference, then the scholarship will be given to the first runner up.

Please email questions to the scholarship coordinator, Megan Cox, at or