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Katherine Patterson Prize for YA and Children's Writing


I wanted to point everyone's attention to Cynthia Leitich Smith's blog, Cynsations, where she has announced the inaugural Katherine Patterson Prize for YA and Children's Writers in Hunger Mountain.

Hunger Mountain, the arts journal of Vermont College of Fine Arts, is launching a new online arts journal this summer, which will include YA and children's literature.

The prize, $1000 and publication in Hunger Mountain, as well as two honorable mentions who will receive $100 each, is open to writers of middle-grade fiction, YA, and picture books for fiction not under contract or consideration. Newbery Award-winning author Katherine Paterson will judge, which is a prize all in its own.

The deadline to enter is June 30th. For details see this post at Cynsations, and visit the LiveJournal posting if you have any questions.


  1. thanks for the informantion

    thought i'd let you know that i've nominated your blog for an award (small thing)