Selection Process

On the application, applicants will choose TWO mentors whom they would like to review their work. ALL work (up to the noted page limits) that is submitted as part of a completed application will be passed to the mentors you select.

Mentors will review the work and choose between five and seven applicants whose work interests them in the first round of application. These will be their finalists. In making their selections from the finalist group, there will be some weight given to any finalist who is from Nevada or contiguous regions, who is active in attending critique groups or conferences, or who presents a compelling artist's statement.

All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status approximately three months prior to the program's kickoff retreat. Those who are not accepted will have their deposit returned in full.

Decisions of the mentors and Nevada SCBWI are final.