From Lee & Low:
The contest is open to writers of color who are residents of the United States and who have not previously had a children's picture book published.
Manuscripts will be accepted from May 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, and must be postmarked within that period.
The Award winner receives a cash prize of $1000 and our standard publication contract, including our basic advance and royalties for a first time author. An Honor Award winner will receive a cash prize of $500.
For submission guidelines and more information, check out the New Voices page.