Becky Albertalli is an award-winning author devoted to lifting up the voices of marginalized authors, as well as encouraging her readers to embrace their truest selves. Take a listen as she talks about her contest, the first in the NCAC Let Me Speak Design Campaign Series.


As someone whose works have been challenged, Becky takes a strong stance against censorship. In partnership with the National Coalition Against Censorship and Creative Allies, Becky’s team is holding a fan art contest. Her team looked for submissions of original artwork that speak to the importance of self-expression and opposing censorship, and reflect the characters and imagery of her books. 

The submission period and voting are now closed. We received over 20 submissions and 900+ votes!

We have some great prizes set aside for this contest. The Grand Prize winner, selected by members of Becky’s publishing team, will receive $250 in cash and a 30-minute video call with Becky Albertalli. Two Runners Up will receive a signed, personalized set of books by Becky Albertalli.

The Grand Prize winner will be announced live during NCAC’s virtual event on November 11, 2020. By registering for this event, your spot will be reserved to participate in the fundraiser and be the first to know when the winners are revealed.



Becky Albertalli, is the author of William C. Morris Award winner and National Book Award longlist title, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (now a major motion picture, Love, Simon), which has been challenged many times for its storyline about the coming out of a gay teenage boy. Becky is also the author of the acclaimed The Upside of Unrequited; as well as the New York Times bestsellers Leah on the OffbeatWhat If It’s Us (co-written with Adam Silvera); Yes No Maybe So (co-written with Aisha Saeed), and Love, Creekwood: A Simonverse Novella. Her next novel, Kate in Waiting, is scheduled for April 2021. Becky lives with her family in Atlanta.