CANSCAIP announces longlist for 2019 Writing for Children Competition
August 30, 2019: CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers) is pleased to announce the longlist for the 22nd annual Writing for Children Competition.
More than 500 entries were received. All the entries were evaluated by first-round readers who selected which entries would proceed to second-round readers. The second-round readers selected the entries that will now proceed to the juries: the longlist. From the longlist of entries, the juries will select finalists and winners, to be announced in October.
CANSCAIP congratulates all the writers whose entries were selected for the longlist:
TIMELINE FOR 2019 WRITING FOR CHILDREN COMPETITION
Reader feedback for each entry is a unique element of CANSCAIP’s Writing for Children Competition. All the writers receive feedback by the readers who evaluated their entries.
The readers are published CANSCAIP Members: Lana Button, Charlene Chua, Kathy Clark, Lena Coakley, Kathryn Ellis, Loretta Garbutt, Theo Heras, Michelle Kadarusman, Miriam Korner, Carol MacKay, Maureen McGowan, Jennifer McGrath, Ishta Mercurio, Anita Mieuttunen, Jennifer Mook-Sang, Mahtab Narsimhan, Colleen Nelson, Deb Patz, Karen J. Rankin, Gillian Richardson, Raquel Rivera, Jocelyn Shipley, Rebecca Upjohn, Susan White, Diane Young.
The Writers' Union of Canada initiated the Writing for Children Competition in 1996, and in 2014 CANSCAIP took on this initiative as a partnership with TWUC. A goal of the Competition is to discover, encourage, and promote not-yet-published writers of children's literature across Canada.
CANSCAIP was founded in 1977. We’re a national membership-based, volunteer-run organization, offering opportunities for professional development with our community of Canadian authors and illustrators of children's books, and children’s performers.