Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Words in the Woods: The Becky Mabry “Go for It” Scholarship

The Words in the Words Scholarship fund honors the awe-inspiring spirit of Becky Mabry with The Becky Mabry "Go fo It" Scholarship.

Becky was a skilled writer who came within a hair's breath of publishing her middle grade novel. This scholarship will be given to an applicant who feels that his or her manuscript is within a hair's breathe of publication and needs an extra something to get it over that last hurdle. This scholarship is open to writers who have not yet published a work of fiction with a mainstream publisher.

This scholarship will cover full tuition to the Words in the Woods Retreat, including professional written critique fee, for the applicant who best answers the following question, in 250 words or less: What makes your manuscript stand out from others and how the Words in the Words retreat will help you take it over that last hurdle?

Please include your application with your Words in the Woods registration and critique submission: For a link to the .pdf application form, click here.

Questions? Please contact Alice McGinty.