Next Tapestry of Voices Event:
Q & A about our regional EQI Awards (prizes include free SCBWI membership and one free conference or intensive); Workshop to prepare for submission to EQI Awards.
Date: THIS Saturday, January 23 (Additional workshops offered Feb 20 and Mar 20)
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Where: Online Zoom Event
TO REGISTER: Email Meera Sriram, firstname.lastname@example.org
Introducing Our Regional Equity and Inclusion Awards
The Tapestry Voices team from the SF/North and East Bay chapter of SCBWI is pleased to announce the 2021 Equity & Inclusion (EQI) awards. With these awards, we continue to seek increased diversity in children’s literature, both in terms of content creators and the content itself.
We aim to award up to two creators, one for writing and one for illustrating, (up to 6 awards total) in each of the following categories*:
- REACH: TOV Creator Award — to invite creators with backgrounds and experiences currently underrepresented in our industry into our organization and community
- INCLUDE: TOV Content Award — to encourage members of ALL backgrounds and experiences to create content that accurately and positively reflects the diversity of the world
Members & Non-members
- BELONG: TOV Member Award — to elevate the voices of current members of backgrounds and experiences currently underrepresented in our industry
Winners will receive free membership to SCBWI for one year and one free regional conference or intensive.
* In some years, not all six awards may be given.
Applications: Writers may submit up to ten pages of work of a picture book, middle-grade book, or young adult book manuscripts. Illustrators may submit 3-5 digital pieces in their portfolio. Please submit to ONE category only.
Submissions open on April 1, 2021, and close on April 30, 2021. Details on how to submit your work will be posted soon.
Stay tuned for more details!
The EQI Awards were established to promote inclusion and bring the conference experience to applicants of any underrepresented group in children’s publishing including, but not limited to, those marginalized due to race/ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship, and religion.
We continue to seek increased diversity in children’s literature, both in terms of content creators and the content itself. Submissions are welcome for both existing San Francisco North and East Bay SCBWI members, and non-members from the counties our region serves (Marin, Sonoma, Solano, Napa, Contra Costa, Mendocino, and Alameda counties).