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Submit for the 2016 WNDB™ Walter Dean Myers Grant


  • Applicants must identify as diverse
  • Applicants must be unpublished as illustrators and/or authors. This includes both trade publishing and self-publishing. Essays, short stories, and articles do not render an applicant ineligible.
  • Applicant must be working toward a career as a children’s author and/or illustrator.

To apply, submit a cover letter and application to waltergrant@diversebooks.org. The last date to send in an application is May 15, 2016 at 12am EST. Click here for the complete eligibility and submission guidelines.

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