Contests, Grants, and Residencies New Visions Award September 26, 2016 Share on Twitter (opens in a new tab) on Facebook (opens in a new tab) on Linkedin (opens in a new tab) via email TU BOOKS’ New Visions Award is open to writers of color who are residents of the United States, who have not previously had a middle grade or young adult novel published. Manuscripts may be any fictional genre novels for children ages 8 to 12 or young adults ages 12 to 18. Graphic novel scripts are also welcome. Submissions should include a synopsis of the story plus the first three to five (3–5) chapters, not to exceed 10,000 words in length. For graphic novels, include the equivalent of 24-30 scripted pages. Simultaneous submissions are not permitted. The winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and a standard publishing contract with TU BOOKS. Deadline: October 31, 2016 For more information, please visit the website.