SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2020 Mentorships

SCBWI-Wisconsin is offering mentorships to regional writers and illustrators

APPLICATION PERIOD: November 12, 2019 – December 17, 2019


REQUIREMENTS: 

1. You must be a current member of SCBWI.

2. You must either be a resident of Wisconsin or have attended at least one paid SCBWI-Wisconsin event in the past year.

3. You may apply to only one category of mentorship.

4. You must not have been traditionally published in the category to which you’re applying. Self published authors and illustrators are eligible.

5. You must follow the requirements and instructions below. Double and triple check your files and emails before you submit.

6. SCBWI-Wisconsin reserves the right to not award a mentorship in any and all categories.

 

PROCESS:

PART 1: Fill out this online application form  and click Submit.
PART 2: Email the requested documents (following the guidelines for your preferred category of mentorship) to wisconsin-ra@scbwi.org
PART 3: Mentorship winners will be announced in January 2020.

 

PICTURE BOOK

Lisl Detlefsen
Learn about mentor Lisl Detlefsen HERE. To apply to her picture book mentorship, 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: DETLEFSEN_MENTORSHIP):

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

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

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

 

MIDDLE GRADE

Karla Manternach
Learn about mentor Karla Manternach HERE. To apply to her middle grade mentorship, 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: MANTERNACH_MENTORSHIP):

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

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

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

 

YOUNG ADULT

Sarah Carlson
Learn about mentor Sarah Carlson HERE. To apply to her young adult mentorship, 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: CARLSON_MENTORSHIP):

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

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

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

 

ILLUSTRATION

Sheri Roloff
Learn about mentor Sheri Roloff HERE. To apply to her illustration mentorship, 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: ROLOFF_MENTORSHIP):

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

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

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