Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Application Process



Please carefully read the application details including submission information below.

You will submit 4 files.

  1. Your full manuscript prepared as a full submission. It must included your contact info just as if you’re submitting to an agent or editor. If you don’t know, you’re probably not ready to submit to this program. Please name the Word document with your full name followed by target reader, genre, title of your novel/PB, and the number of total pages in your completed manuscript. Use Part 1 in the name of the document. YOUR CONTACT INFO includes both email and phone number.
  2. One document in WORD format that has the application information plus 20 pages of your manuscript plus a 1 page synopsis of the story. Please include your contact info just as if you’re submitting to an agent.
  3. One document in WORD of the first 20 pages of your story/PB that is ONLY TITLED by the name of your manuscript, genre, and number of total pages in your completed manuscript, and no other identifying information.
  4. Application questionnaire completed.

Example for file 1

Mun-Cynthia-MG-fantasy-MYGREATNOVEL-200pages – Part1.doc

(This document is my completed manuscript.)

Example for file 2

Mun-Cynthia-MG-fantasy-MYGREATNOVEL-200pages – Part 2.doc

(This document is only 21 pages of the manuscript with my contact info on the front page)

Example for file 3

MYGREATNOVEL- MG- fantasy-200pages – Part 3.doc

Example for file 4

Mun-Cynnthia- MG-fantasy – MYGREATNOVEL – 200 pages – APPLICATION – Part 4. doc

This is a stand alone document that includes the answers to the applicaiton question.


CONTENTS OF THE APPLICATION – File 4/Part 4 information that needs to be included.

  1. Why do you want to enroll in the NV Mentorship Program?
  2. How many years have you been an SCBWI Member?
  3. What is your home SCBWI region?
  4. In the past 5 years which SCBWI events have you attended. You can take a snapshot of your event history in the SCBWI account.
  5. Please indicate the order of mentors you would prefer. If no preference, please indicate that.

FORMATTING your manuscript: Please make sure your file is a in Word format and you follow the formatting guidelines posted on this link:

EMAIL SUBMISSION: email all documents in one email with SUBJECT line 2021 NV Mentorship Program and send it to 

These instructions are specific BECAUSE it helps us organize and find your information quickly. SCBWI NV administrators are all volunteers so please help us save time. If this program takes more time than we have to offer then we won’t be able to offer it in the future.

Questions about the program can be sent to This email is not checked daily. You might be able to find your answers by asking folks on the SCBWI NV Facebook page. I have asked past mentees if they would be able to answer questions through Facebook. There is also a list of past mentees on the website, if you’d like to speak to them as well.

INFO SESSION: You can watch the info session that was recorded earlier fall here: REPLAY

Due Date Schedule:

  • Dec 1 – Jan 15 Open application process.
  • Mar 1 – Mentee selection announcement
  • February 15 – Announcement of Mentee Selection
  • April 1 – Individual program begins for 6 months.
  • Sept TBD – Virginia City Finale – If we are still under Covid situation in the fall of 2021, the portion that covered the Virginia City Finale will be refunded.