Keilin Huang of Lee & Low Books writes to us about this new award for aspiring writers:
The New Visions Award, established this year, will be given for a middle grade or young adult fantasy, science fiction, or mystery novel by an author of color. The Award winner will receive a cash grant of $1,000 and our standard publication contract, including our basic advance and royalties for a first time author. The deadline this year to submit manuscripts will be October 30, 2012.
Lee & Low Books is known for striving to give authors of color a chance to have their voices heard. This New Visions award is modeled after their New Voices Award for picture books, which was established in 2000.