Nov 2, 2011

PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award

Pleased to announce submissions are now open for the 2012 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award.

Entrants must be residents of New England who have not been published in any genre including adult fiction and non-fiction (with the exception of print and online magazines, anthologies and self-publishing), and the submitted work (or another work) must not be under contract to be published.

Winners will present their work to the public at the PEN New England Children’s Book Discovery Evening in May 2012, and editors at major publishing houses will read winning manuscripts. In past years, editors from Knopf, Candlewick, and Houghton Mifflin have read the winning submissions. Over ten past winners have gone on to land publishing contracts with major houses.

For more information on submissions, please see the full guidelines at