Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

PictureBook Mentorship Program

NJSCBWI Advanced Picture Book
Mentorship Program

Registration for NJ SCBWI Members only:
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Registration for out-of-state SCBWI members & all Non-Members:
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Registration Limited to 28 participants

When: Two Saturdays, March 3, 2018 and May 5, 2018 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
WhereGarwood Presbyterian Church, 341 Spruce Ave, Garwood, NJ 07027
Cost: Members: $370, Non-Members: $405

But what is the NJSCBWI Advanced Picture Book Mentorship Program?

FOUR Workshops

  • Pacing & Tension (includes plotting)
  • Voice & Point of View (includes character and language)
  • Beginnings & Endings (includes plotting and language)
  • Picture-Book Craft (includes a little spice)

THREE Critiques

  • Manuscript 1:  Written critique and 15-minute in-person discussion.
  • Revised Manuscript 1: Written line edits and 15-minute in-person discussion.
  • Manuscript 2:  Written critique only.

TWO Editors (click on the name for Bio)

ONE Amazing Program
In addition to the 4 advanced picture book workshops and the 3 critiques all provided by 2 editors looking to build their lists, participants will have opportunities to:

  • Study what works in published picture books
  • Engage in peer critiques
  • Connect with other members
  • Dig deeply into  writing and hear first-hand what editors look for in a manuscript
  • Have time to implement feedback and receive additional feedback on your revisions

Manuscript Requirements

  • Authors will submit a manuscript as a word doc.
  • Author/illustrators will submit a manuscript as a word doc. and a .pdf dummy. You also have the choice of bringing the dummy to the critique.
  • All participants must have at least 2 completed PB manuscripts. The first must be uploaded by February 4, 2018, manuscript #1 revision and manuscript #2 upload dates will be announced.

Registration opens on:

  • January 13, 2018, 10:00am (ET) for NJ SCBWI members
  • January 14, 2018, 10:00am (ET) for SCBWI members from other regions and non-members
  • Registration Link: HERE

Best wishes for an exciting year ahead, everyone!
Cathy, Rosanne, Barbara and the NJSCBWI Team