Highlights Foundation Scholarship
PJ Library is pleased to announce a scholarship program to nurture and develop authors and illustrators of Jewish-themed books for children. Applicants may apply for full and partial scholarships to attend a Highlights Foundation workshop or Unworkshop in 2020.
Applicants should be working on or pursuing a writing or illustrating career with a focus on Jewish themes. A description of your project(s) and interest in Jewish children’s literature, as well as a writing or illustration sample should accompany your application. PJ Library is especially interested in supporting new and diverse voices with these scholarships.
Applications are due February 29, 2020. Recipients will be announced by April 1, 2020.
To learn more and apply, visit the Highlights Foundation website.
Children's Book Workshop for Visual Storytellers: Exploring Jewish Themes and Content
This summer, PJ Library is sponsoring a week-long intensive workshop to help eight visual storytellers create a draft of a children’s book or graphic novel.
The workshop will be held at The Center for Cartoon Studies in beautiful downtown White River Junction, Vermont and taught by CCS cofounder James Sturm and other CCS faculty. In addition, we’ll hear from book agents, scholars, and publishers.
Admitted participants receive scholarships for the full cost of tuition, lodging and special events, as well as travel and food stipends.
For more information and to apply, visit the Center for Cartoon Studies page. Applications for the 2020 residency are due March 1, 2020.
Tent: Children’s Literature
PJ Library is proud to sponsor Tent: Children's Literature, a weeklong retreat for emerging and midcareer writers and illustrators of Jewish picture books, early chapter books, and middle-grade fiction. Emerging and midcareer creators spend a week at the Yiddish Book Center reading and writing, workshopping new projects, and talking about craft and the history of Jewish storytelling. The program offers intensive, multi-day workshops led by prominent critics and editors, as well as seminars on Jewish history, literature, and cultural materials. For more information and to apply, visit the Tent: Children's Literature Author Retreat program page.
PLEASE NOTE: the application period for the 2019 session is closed.
Author Israel Adventure
PJ Library and PJ Our Way are thrilled to offer an all-expenses paid Israel experience to inspire accomplished children’s and middle-grade authors to bring Israel and Jewish ideas into their writing. For more information, visit the Author Israel Adventure page.
PLEASE NOTE: the application period for the 2019 trip is closed.