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Friday, 15 January 2016

The KBR Unpublished Picture Book Manuscript Award

It's with regret that we announce we will no longer be running the KBR Unpublished Picture Book Manuscript Award.

We are a small (but dedicated) team whose lives have become increasingly busy with our own books, creative projects, families and life-in-general. We are, as ever, wholly dedicated to running KBR in this voluntary way, however, the Award was too much work for a small and busy team and, alas, its growth became unsustainable.

We loved running this competition, and are very proud of the wonderful feedback and outcomes of the Award. Indeed, many great things came of it, including the uncovering of hidden talent and the publication of many books--whether directly or indirectly. We're also hoping it inspired many a manuscript that will go on to become a glorious staple on the bookshelves of children everywhere.

There are many and varied competitions and awards for unpublished writers in Australia and internationally. Check out our post on Writing Awards and Events, and we encourage anyone interested in the children's book scene to subscribe to two brilliant industry e-zines for a slew of priceless information, opportunities and support - Pass it On and Buzz Words.

Thank you to the KBR team for all the hard work and passion they put into the Award.

Happy writing and illustrating!

The KBR Team