Author Jan Peck is the 2016 recipient of the Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Award. The $3,000 annual grant, created and funded by Jane Yolen, honors mid-list authors “and aims to help raise awareness about their current works-in-progress.” Deborah Trotter and Joan Donaldson were chosen as Honor winners.
Jane Yolen said, “We are at the whim of trends, changes in publishers, consolidation of publishing lists, cutbacks in educational spending and the development of newer ways of storytelling…. My one wish is that this small award will be a way of re-starting their book lives again.”
For more information, including how to apply for the grant, see the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) official website.