Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Selection Process

The selection process for the Nevada Mentorship Program is a matching program. Both you and the mentor must agree to work together.

On the application, applicants will choose their top three mentors or if you have no preference because every one of our mentors have successfully helped mentees in the past, you can state – NO PREFERENCE.

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 on February 15, 2019 prior to the program’s kickoff. Mentors will choose between 1-3 mentees. We will have an alternate list in the event a selected mentee does not have a completed manuscript.