Capstone Establishes Fellowship for Children’s Book Creators

By Dianna Dilworth 

Children’s book publisher Capstone is offering a fellowship for authors and illustrators. The Capstone Fellowship in Children’s Literature will be awarded to children’s authors and illustrators “whose stories entertain and inspire young readers.”

The fellow will receive a month-long residency at the Anderson Center, in Minnesota. “Last year I had the opportunity to spend a month at the Anderson Center, where I was able to focus entirely on writing and to work in the company of artists from around the world. It was a transformative experience that continues to influence my creative process today,” said Nick Healy, a senior managing editor for Capstone. “I’m thrilled to be able to share this experience with other artists, especially children’s writers and illustrators.”

Every year will rotate between authors and illustrators and this year the honor will go to an author. Next year, it will go to an illustrator. The winners will be selected by a committee.