Submission Criteria

The Jewish Children’s Book Awards for Writing and Illustration aim to celebrate the work of talented new authors and illustrators exploring Jewish themes in their work. Submitted work must be original and previously unpublished in the English language. Further submission criteria for each prize are detailed below. Please read the following guidelines carefully before you submit your work. If you have any questions please email: awards@greenbeanbooks.com.

 

The Award for Illustration

  • The illustrations must be Jewish in content and either inspired or informed by the theme of Jewish proverbs or relating to wider Jewish history, folklore, values or festivals.
  • The submission should be suitable for readers aged 4-8 years old.
  • Submissions are invited from authors and illustrators living in the UK, Europe and Israel.
  • The illustrator can submit pre-existing artwork, which may have been published previously, but the submitted work must be unpublished in the English language and cannot be on active submission or under contract with an English language publisher before the award is announced.
  • To submit your work for consideration, email the following to awards@greenbeanbooks.com:
    • A minimum of one colour double-page spread with a further 4-6 double page spreads either in full colour or as black and white sketches. Each illustration must be supplied as a high-resolution jpeg or tiff.
    • A note explaining the Jewish content in not more than 100 words.

 

The Award for Writing

 

  • The story must be Jewish in content, and either inspired or informed by Jewish history, folklore, values or festivals.
  • The submission should be suitable for readers aged 4-8 years old.
  • Submissions are invited from authors and illustrators living in the UK, Europe and Israel.
  • The author may have had work published previously, but the submitted work must be unpublished in the English language and cannot be on active submission or under contract with an English language publisher before the award is announced.
  • To submit your work for consideration, email the following to awards@greenbeanbooks.com:
    • Text of not more than 1000 words. The submitted text may be in any language, but if the original language is not English please include the submission in the original language alongside an English translation.
    • A note explaining the Jewish content in not more than 100 words. (This wording is not included in the 1000 word count limit for submissions).
    • The submission must be double spaced in font 12 in a Word or PDF document.