WNDB Emergency Fund for Diverse Creatives in Children’s Publishing

Mutual Aid

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WNDB will provide emergency grants to diverse authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals who are experiencing dire financial need. Many diverse creatives have lost their livelihoods because of the pandemic, whether due to canceled school visits or due to layoffs and furloughs at publishers and literary agencies. We aim to bolster these groups during this time of crisis by giving grants of $500 each.

To be eligible for assistance: Writers and/or illustrators must be traditionally published in children’s literature and must demonstrate a financial need due to canceled festivals, school or library visits. Publishing professionals who have been furloughed or laid off must have held a position that focused on children’s literature. Positions include but are not limited to: editors, agents, publicists, designers, and sales positions.

If you have any questions, please reach out to emergencygrant@diversebooks.org.

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