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Friday, December 18, 2009

For Rising Star Writers of Kid/Teen Books!

Here's your chance to win a wonderful grant and foot-in-the door, with thanks to my friend Fran Manushkin for the heads-up...

The PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship of $5,000 is offered annually to an author of children's or young-adult fiction, who has written two books of high literary caliber but who has not yet attracted a broad readership. The Fellowship is designed to assist a writer at a crucial moment in his or her career, when monetary support is particularly needed to complete a book-length work-in-progress.

Note the change in the entry rules: There is no longer an upper limit to the number of novels that entrants have written, or a time limit on when they were published. Letters of nomination must be received before January 14, 2010. For detailed information on how to apply, please go to:

http://www.pen.org/page.php/prmID/281 Thanks!

Fran Manushkin and Susanna Reich,

Co-Chairs, PEN's Children's/Young Adult Writers Committee

Let me know if you're entering, so I can cross my fingers for you!

Rachel Vail

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