SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2019 Mentorships Available

SCBWI-Wisconsin is once again offering mentorships to writers and illustrators in several categories. There are two parts to our application—please see below for more info.

APPLICATION PERIOD: October 1, 2018 – November 20, 2018


RULES: 

1. You must be a current member of SCBWI who has attended at least one of our member events in the past year.*

2. You’re only able to apply for one categrory of mentorship.

3. You must be pre-published in the category that you’re applying to. Self published authors/illustrators are considered pre-published.

4. You must follow the requirements and format instructions to be considered. Double and triple check your files and emails before you submit.

 

PROCESS:

PART 1 – Fill out this online application form and click “submit”
PART 2 – Email in the requested documents (follow the guidelines for the category of the mentorship you’re applying for) to wisconsin-ra@scbwi.org

 

PICTURE BOOK


To apply for the Picture Book Mentorship with Linda Vander Hayden, please submit the following to wisconsin-ra@scbwi.org: 

Step 1) Fill out this online application form and click “submit”

Step 2) EMAIL the following documents to wisconsin-ra@scbwi.org (Subject Line: HAYDEN_MENTORSHIP):

A. Two (2) correctly formatted picture book manuscripts (File Name: HAYDEN MENTORSHIP_YourName_Title)

B. An artist’s statement (File Name: HAYDEN MENTORSHIP_YourName_ArtistStatement)

C. A short explanation of what you would like to accomplish during the mentorship (File Name: HAYDEN MENTORSHIP_YourName_Explanation)

 

MIDDLE GRADE


To apply for the MidGrade Mentorship with Julie Mata, please submit the following to wisconsin-ra@scbwi.org: 

Step 1) Fill out this online application form and click “submit”

Step 2) EMAIL the following documents to wisconsin-ra@scbwi.org (Subject Line: MATA_MENTORSHIP):

A. A properly formatted MG manuscript excerpt of no more than 10 pages or 1,200 words (File Name: MATA MENTORSHIP_YourName_Title)

B. An artist’s statement (File Name: MATA MENTORSHIP_YourName_ArtistStatement)

C. A short explanation of what you would like to accomplish during the mentorship (File Name: MATA MENTORSHIP_YourName_Explanation)

 

YOUNG ADULT/ DIVERSITY


To apply for the Young Adult Book Mentorship with Bridget Birdsall, please submit the following to wisconsin-ra@scbwi.org: 

Step 1) Fill out this online application form and click “submit”

Step 2) EMAIL the following documents to wisconsin-ra@scbwi.org (Subject Line: BIRDSALL_MENTORSHIP):

A. A properly formatted YA manuscript excerpt of no more than 10 pages or 1,200 words (File Name: BIRDSALL_MENTORSHIP_YourName_Title)

B. An artist’s statement (File Name: BIRDSALL_MENTORSHIP_YourName_ArtistStatement)

C. A short explanation of what you would like to accomplish during the mentorship (File Name: BIRDSALL_MENTORSHIP_YourName_Explanation)

 

ILLUSTRATION


To apply for the Illustration Mentorship with Leah Danz DiPasquale, please submit the following to wisconsin-ra@scbwi.org: 

Step 1) Fill out this online application form and click “submit”

Step 2) EMAIL the following documents to wisconsin-ra@scbwi.org (Subject Line: DANZ_MENTORSHIP):

A. A short explanation of what you would like to accomplish during the mentorship (File Name: DANZ_MENTORSHIP_YourName_Explanation)

B. An artist’s statement (File Name: DANZ_MENTORSHIP_YourName_ArtistStatement)

C. A link to an online portfolio or 3-5 attached jpeg images (File Name: DANZ_MENTORSHIP_YourName_Image#)