We Need Diverse Books Announces the Opening of Applications for the 2021 WNDB Internship Grants

By Suma Subramaniam

We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) has announced the opening of the application process for the 2021 WNDB Internship Grants. In the program’s successful first six years, fifty-four diverse publishing interns received supplemental grants. Of the fifty-four grantees who have since graduated from their educational institution, thirty-four have gone on to pursue full-time work in publishing.

For the first time, WNDB will award grants this year to diverse interns in adult publishing (up to ten $3000 grants) as well as children’s publishing (up to twenty $3000 grants).

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Cynsational Return: Happy New Year 2021!

By Stephani Martinell Eaton

Happy New Year and welcome back to Cynsations!

We love bringing you upbeat and useful information and inspiration about the children’s-YA literature community, writing, illustration, and publishing. And we are particularly excited about what we have lined up for you in the coming months.

As always, we will highlight new voices in picture books, chapter books, middle grade and YA,

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Cynsations Intern: Suma Subramaniam on Her Love of Books

 

By Suma Subramaniam

I was born and raised in India and had always been a reader since I was a child. Most of my time while in school and outside school was spent in the library. We didn’t travel much. We couldn’t afford to travel much. But my parents filled my life with books. They made sure that books were the sanctuary I needed outside study.

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