Deadline: until they've received 300 entries OR until June 30th, 2020, whichever comes first. Note: Black writers and illustrators may submit an application until June 30th, even if they have received 300 entries.
Walter grants provide financial support to promising diverse writers who are currently unpublished. Ten grants will be awarded for $2,000 each. Applicants must identify as diverse unpublished illustrators and/or authors. This includes both trade publishing and self-publishing. Essays, short stories, and articles do not render an applicant ineligible. Applicant must be working toward a career as a children’s author and/or illustrator,
For additional information including the application criteria, please visit the website.