Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

NJ SCBWI Advanced Picture Book Mentorship

Date(s) - 02/22/2020 - 04/25/2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Garwood Presbyterian Church
341 Spruce Ave - Garwood, NJ 07027

NJ SCBWI Advanced Picture Book Mentorship IS BACK!!!

DATES:  Saturday, February 22nd & Saturday, April 25th (Registrants must attend both sessions)

TIME:    9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Both Saturdays)

PLACE:  Garwood Presbyterian Church, 341 Spruce Ave, Garwood, NJ 07027


4 advanced picture book workshops with two industry professionals, Karen Boss (Charlesbridge) and Rachel Orr (Prospect Literary Agency). Faculity Bios
3 individual manuscript critiques.
A deep dig into your writing and chance to hear first-hand what editors and agents look for in a manuscript.
Time to implement feedback and receive additional feedback on your subsequent revisions.
There are only 28 spaces available.
Study published picture books for what works AND engage in peer critiques/roundtable.


PLEASE NOTE: Since there are only 28 spots, only first time picture book mentorship attendees may register.


COST: $475.00 (NJ SCBWI members only)



All participants must have at least 2 full PB manuscripts.
All participants MUST attend both Saturdays.
The first manuscript must be uploaded by January 25th.
Before uploading be sure your file is saved with the correct naming convention:
For example: RosanneKurstedt-Daisy-Boss

Also, take some time to examine the document: How to Format a Picture Book Manuscript



A maximum of four partial scholarships are available to qualified applicants. To apply, please submit one completed picture book manuscript and your personal statement to by JANUARY 9th. Entries will be evaluated and recipients notified before registration opens. Due to volume constraints, only the first 25 eligible entries will be considered.


Cancellation policy

♦ 50% credit minus $15 processing fee by 1/28/20

♦ Cancellations after 1/29/20 – No Refunds or credits.

♦ If you need to cancel, please contact and put CANCELLATION in your subject line.

This event is fully booked.