In 2019-2020, SCBWI-MI will offer two mentorships for picture book text. The mentorship competition with Lisa Wheeler is open to Full and Associate members. The mentorship with Kelly DiPucchio is open to Published And Listed (PAL) members. If you really want to be impressed, check out Lisa’s and Kelly’s websites.
Click here for SCBWI-MI Mentorship Submission Information
The mentorships include six exchanges of manuscripts and critiques.
Each entry should be a complete picture book text of no more than 600 words.
Submissions may be fiction or narrative nonfiction picture book texts.
The nonrefundable registration fee is $20.
A panel of three super-secret, superstar judges will score the entries on:
- Appropriateness of style and language
- Interpretation and development of concept
- Development of plot
- Development of characters
- Illustratable text
- Overall impression and originality
The submission window for the PAL mentorship with Kelly DiPucchio is April 1-22, 2019.
The submission window for the non-PAL mentorship with Lisa Wheeler is June 3-24, 2019.