SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Southern Breeze Writing Contest

 

ENTRIES DUE:

Between June 1 – June 30 (midnight, EST) 

OPEN TO:

Current SCBWI members in the Southern Breeze Region.

ELIGIBILITY

Only unpublished and uncontracted work. Should an entry become acquired by a publishing house after the contest opens for submissions, and before the contest winners are announced, that submission becomes disqualified. This allows another deserving Breezer a chance for recognition.

HOW TO ENTER

Polish and submit only your very best work. It will have stiff competition. Every submission should have been revised, critiqued, and fine-tuned as much as possible. Please read and follow all instructions.

Each writer may submit one manuscript.

 

WHY SHOULD I ENTER THE WRITING CONTEST?

  • Each manuscript receives scoring sheet feedback from one to two published authors, depending on the number of submissions.

 

  • The top 15 manuscripts in each category move onto the final round and receive feedback from an editor or agent judge!

 

  • 1st Place Winner receives FREE tuition to the next Southern Breeze Conference.

 

  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Winners receives acknowledgement in the Southern Breeze News and social media sights, and of course, bragging rights to potential agents and publishers.

 

Specifics

Click each link for specific instructions. Thanks!

 

CATEGORIES

MANUSCRIPT FORMATTING FOR SUBMISSIONS

PROFESSIONAL JUDGES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

2020 WINNERS!

Much thanks to Debbie D’Aurelio, our Writing Contest Coordinator, without whom the contest would not be possible! If you have questions re: the Southern Breeze Writing Contest, please contact Debbie at SBwritingcontest@gmail.com.