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Shoreline         Alliance


The Tassy Walden Awards
for New Voices in Children's Literature

Image © Deborah Freedman, adapted from her book This House, Once, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017

Please note that we are no longer using paper applications. All submission information, including your application and files, will be submitted via a Google Form that is linked below. Please contact if you experience any issues with this process.


Submission Deadline:

  • February 1, 2024

    • Writers and illustrators may submit up

​              to two submissions per category.

Submission Fees:

  • $20 for first submission; $15 for each

​       additional submission. Online payments are

       preferred. You may submit your payment here.

Submission Management:

  • The Tassy Walden Submissions Management

​       team reserves the right to re-categorize entries

       that seem better suited to another category.

       For instance, a novel may be moved from MG

       to YA.

  • Each submission must include a completed

       submissions form and payment.

  • Notification of awardees will be emailed to all

       submitters and posted on in early May.


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