Walter Grant FAQ
I write in many different genres. Can I submit samples in several different genres?
Please choose one category to submit, whichever you feel is a better fit for consideration.
I am not a U.S. Citizen. Can I apply?
You are eligible to apply if you have legal residence in the United States regardless of citizenship.
When will I hear back that I won?
We aim to notify winners in October 2020.
My illustrations would be better evaluated in person. Can I mail it in?
Unfortunately, we cannot have original works or copies mailed in. Any illustration must be submitted electronically.
Is there an application fee?
There is no application fee to apply for the Walter Grant.
The submission guidelines say that applicants cannot have books on submission. What does this mean?
Applicants who have books on submission to publishing houses are not eligible for the Walter Grant. Books on submission to procure an agent however will not render the applicant ineligible.
I published a book (adult, textbook, etc) but it was not a children’s book. Am I eligible?
No. Authors who have published outside of children’s literature are also not eligible for the Walter Grant.
Do I need an English degree or previous publications to apply?
There are no degree or publication credits required to apply for the grant.
I self-published a book, am I eligible for the Walter Grant?
No, authors who have have self published are not eligible for the Walter Grant.