SCBWI WIP Award(!)

Excited to share that my MG fantasy manuscript, THE BOOK CRAWLERS, won the 2023 SCBWI Work-In-Progress award for Middle Grade!


When outcast seventh grader Bartleby Goode discovers he’s a book crawler - a protector of the written word who can magically travel into books to help save them - he must use his newfound gift to battle an ancient, evil destroyer of words named Lexiconis, who has been summoned by her remaining followers to rule over a bleak, story-less world - unless Bartleby and his misfit crew of fellow crawlers can stop her first. 

About the SCBWI Work-In-Progress (WIP) award: 

The SCBWI Work-In-Progress (WIP) Award assists children’s book writers and illustrators in the publication of a specific project currently not under contract. One winner per category will be selected. 

Congrats to all the winners and everyone who submitted! 

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