Ah, children’s book awards. A lot of us would love to have a lot of them on our books!
I just received this email from a publication sent by SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators):
PRO INSIDER: RetractionWe regret that we listed Moonbeam Children’s Book Award in our June issue, as it has been brought to our attention that this contest is run by The Jenkins Group, a costly self-publishing services. Please do not apply for this award.Thank you,Bonnie Bader & the staff of the PRO INSIDER
Whether for the fact that it’s a self-publishing service or that it’s a costly one, or both, my reaction is the same: Eesh.