Submissions are open for the 2014 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award. This award contest is open to not only unpublished authors in Connecticut but unpublished authors throughout New England. Winners will present their work at the Discovery Evening in May and have their work submitted to a participating publishing house.
Guidelines, people. February 2, 2014 is your deadline.
So now you have something to look forward to once you're past the hurdle of Christmas.