Author Incentive Award (AIA)
For each new board book, picture book, and early chapter reader submitted to PJ Library through September 2019, that is accepted by the Book Selection Committee for use in our program, we will present the author with $2,000 as our way of showing appreciation for contributing to the PJ Library mission. Additionally, the PJ Our Way AIA for middle-grade manuscripts is $5,000. For middle-grade manuscripts, authors can submit the first three chapters and outline for consideration for a partial, $2,000 incentive to help complete the book. These awards are truly awards – they are separate from and in addition to any monies received by the author from a publisher.
Stories may be submitted by anyone, including authors, agents, and publishers. Multiple stories by one author are eligible. The only disqualifying factor is if the story is already available in the trade market or has previously been considered by PJ Library’s Book Selection Committee – that is to say, it must be new.
SCBWI PJ Library Jewish Stories Award
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), in partnership with PJ Library, has established the Jewish Stories Award to encourage the creation of more high quality Jewish children’s literature.
More information about this award may be found here.
PLEASE NOTE: the submission period for this year is over and will reopen in the fall of 2018.