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2019 Marvelous Midwest Scholarship Winner: Leah Schanke

Congratulations to our 2019 Marvelous Midwest Scholarship winner: Leah Schanke! A New York City native with an interest in U.S. history and particularly stories of social justice, Leah is inspired by her African-American heritage to write narrative nonfiction and historical fiction books for children. Leah was a finalist twice, 2013 and 2014, in the children’s […]

2018 Scholarship winners

Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winners! Our scholarship pays for children’s book writers illustrators of color to attend a professional conference. They will be attending the 2018 SCBWI Illinois Prairie Writer’s and Illustrator’s day Conference.

Critique Raffle is Now OPEN

It’s time! Our critique raffle is now open. Enter for a chance at once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for critiques, personal meetings, and other goodies from industry experts. We have over 30 agents, editors, authors, illustrators, and other industry leaders that have graciously donated their time and expertise. Click over to the raffle page to see what goodies […]

Sharing our love for kidlit

2017 has proven to be an exciting year for us at KidLit Nation. It all started in January with a casual exchange between myself, Christine Mapondera-Talley, and Urania Smith. We met in the very awesome and supportive 12×12 challenge community. Unbeknownst to us, we lived barely 20 minutes from each other, in the south suburbs […]

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Are you as excited for the big critique raffle as we are? In 3 days time you can enter to win critiques and other special opportunities from industry experts. We understand if you can’t wait. So in the meantime, we’re giving you ANOTHER RAFFLE. Join our newsletter and you could win a basket of diverse […]

Welcome to Kidlit Nation! We’re glad you stopped by, and we hope to see you when we’re up and running. Kidlit Nation is soon to be the online place for underrepresented authors and illustrators to get their publishing info. We’re inspired by a desire to bring resources and information to diverse voices in children’s literature. […]