Anthology & Short Story Contest
WNDB is proud to announce that Phoebe Yeh, VP/Publisher of Crown Books for Young Readers/Random House, has acquired publication rights to the middle grade WNDB anthology, working title Stories for All of Us. Ellen Oh, President of WNDB, will edit the anthology, which will have a January 2017 release date. Contributing authors include: Kwame Alexander, Sherman Alexie, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Rachel Renee Russell, and Jacqueline Woodson.
The anthology will be in memory of Walter Dean Myers and will be inspired by his quote:
“Once I began to read, I began to exist.”
Every new story contribution to this anthology will be by a diverse author.
In addition, we’re excited to announce that the anthology will include one story by a previously unpublished diverse author. To fill that slot, we will be hosting a short story contest. The winner’s story will be a part of the anthology and receive a $1,000 prize. For rules and eligibility requirements, please click here.
All proceeds from sales of the anthology will go directly to the WNDB in the Classroom program, which will provide diverse author visits to Title 1 schools and free books for each student in the classroom, as well as the distribution of copies to Title 1 schools and libraries across the country.