Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Cost / Location / Dates

The program fee for 2021 is $1350

The 2021 program is a hybrid where we start launch virtually with a kickoff on Zoom and you meet with your individual mentors. You’ll work with them for the duration of the 6 months. We’ll have a virtual group check in once a month for the mentees to meet online for camaraderie, participate in mentee-only workshops, and general bonding. In the fall, late September/early October, we hope to meet in person in Virginia City at St. Mary’s Art Center with agents as the final event. We estimate the cost of the program to be $1350 that covers program fees, and shared room, and most meals for the Fri-Sun retreat in Virginia City. If you don’t want to share a room, you will have to find your own housing in Virginia City.

You must first register for the Mentorship Program. The fee to register is $50. Every applicant will receive a critique of their pages by a mentor or agent regardless of being selected for the program as part of the application process. You will submit 20 pages for the program application, but only the first ten pages will receive a written critique. Applicants can not choose if their pages are critiqued by an agent or mentor.