TU BOOKS’ New Visions Award is open to writers of color who are residents of the United States, who have not previously had a middle grade or young adult novel published. Manuscripts may be any fictional genre novels for children ages 8 to 12 or young adults ages 12 to 18. Graphic novel scripts are also welcome. Submissions should include a synopsis of the story plus the first three to five (3–5) chapters, not to exceed 10,000 words in length. For graphic novels, include the equivalent of 24-30 scripted pages. Simultaneous submissions are not permitted. The winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and a standard publishing contract with TU BOOKS.

Deadline: October 31, 2016

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