Kindling Words East Lottery Sign-Up

The village of Kindling Words welcomes all published creators to our intentionally diverse community of children’s book professionals. We are choosing to expand the diversity of our attendees, and we continuously strive to create a safe place for children’s book creatives. We embrace and respect the core values of all backgrounds, and will not tolerate any form of hate, discrimination, bullying or belittling either physically, mentally, or socially. We expect all to listen with respect, criticize with kindness, and amplify with energy. To further our commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion, we encourage BIPOC creatives and members of other traditionally marginalized communities to apply. 

Please note that the lottery will be open through 9/8/23 for the KWE 2024 event – all entries received after that date will be automatically added to the waitlist.  

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If you are an author or illustrator you must have at least one book published or under contract that meets ALL of these criteria. If you are an editor you must currently work for a publishing house that meets ALL of these criteria, or if you are currently an editor whose prior work history matches these criteria, you are also eligible (and please check all five boxes below).
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