The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) revealed the winners of the 2013 Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Award. Eve Feldman, author of Billy and Milly Short and Silly (Putnam) and Dog Crazy (Tambourine), is the winner. She will receive The winner a $3,000 prize.
Authors Verla Kay and Deborah Lynn Jacobs were also awarded honor grants. Kay is the author of several books including: Civil War Drummer Boy (Putnam) and Hornbooks and Inkwells (Putnam). Deborah Lynn Jacobs is the author of the YA novels Choices (Roaring Brook Press) and Powers (Square Fish).
“At a time when publishing is changing, when delivery of story has changed more thoroughly than at any time since Guttenberg, the mid-list authors are finding it harder and harder to find a traditional publisher to stick with them,” stated Yolen. “And though they backlist fine, they are not mega-bestsellers on the front end.”