Hi All KidLit College Members,

We have been hard at work reading and reviewing your manuscripts. There was so much great writing to review it was amazing, making the final selections brutal.

One finalist* in the fiction category and one in the nonfiction were selected to win. The winners of the KidLit College Picture Book Contest will also receive $100.00 credit, a special CODE, to use on KidLit College webinar events. PLUS...

Their manuscript will be submitted to the following editors:


After great consideration, we've announced the following winners:

Nonfiction Winners:

  1. The Forest Man of India by Sophia M. Gohlz
  2. Starborn by Kristin Jenkins
  3. Ding and the Ducks by Lisa Morlock
  4. No Way, No How: The Story of Anne Spencer by Leah Heilman Schanke

Nonfiction Honorable Mention

  • Old St. Knit by Danielle Dufayet
  • Dandelion by Louis Henriksen
  • Splashdown! Sully's Miracle Landing on the Hudson by Amanda Kirkham
  • Painting Marian: How Laura Wheeler Waring's Painting Changed History by Nancy Churnin
  • The Right To Run by Kim Chaffee

Fiction Winners:

  1. Sundays with Pop-Pop by Kelly Kandra
  2. Robotopus by Sophia M. Gohlz
  3. Maggie McGill by Sarah Glenn Fortson
  4. I Am NOT a Unicorn by Becky Shillington

Fiction Honorable Mention

  • Send Drac Back by Jennifer Wolf Kam
  • No Space Like Home by Brenda Maier
  • Ned’s Beard by Ash Samson
  • Grandma’s Gone Missing by Sophia Gohlz
  • Oh, Henry! By Donna Mae Pasiczniak
  • Jakey’s Jazzy Rhythm! by Carol Coven Grannick

A huge congrats to our winners. The top book in both fiction and nonfiction categories will be shared with editors. These two lucky writers also win our $100 off coupons to use on webinars of their choice. Award certificates will be shared with top three, along with a badge from KidLit College.

Since we really enjoyed hosting this contest, we have decided to host two more: board book and chapter book contests! We have also created two categories in each so we will have First to Third and Two top categories, which will be submitted to 5 editors each.

Board Books will judged in Novelty and Regular categories. Submissions will be due by May 31st and winners will be selected August 1st, 2017. Register Now. Submit when you are ready.

Chapter Books will judged in STEM and DIVERSITY categories. Submissions will be due by May 31st and winners will be selected August 1st, 2017. Register Now. Submit when you are ready.

Huge KidLit College congrats to the winners and everyone who submitted!

All best,

Jodell