Little, Brown Emerging Artist Award
The inaugural prize will be judged by Caldecott Medalist and Caldecott Honor artist Jerry Pinkney along with members of the Little, Brown editorial team.
Diversity is, in fact, the keynote of the initiative. The publisher expects qualifying submissions to draw from this country’s rich cultural experiences, manifested in character, theme, setting, or plot. Diversity also extends to the inclusion of characters of unrepresented ethnicity, religious belief, gender identity, class, and mental or physical disability. (Publishers Weekly)