Virtual Mentoring Program from The Patchwork Collective for Writers of Color

Via Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich’s blog (via PaperTigers)

The Patchwork Collective for Writers of Color is accepting applications for its Virtual Mentoring Program! If you are a writer of children’s literature looking to improve your craft and get a better understanding of the children’s publishing industry, read on.

Participants will be invited to join an online group and receive personalized advice from mentors on manuscripts and technique (no more than one critique of 10 pages of a long-form work, or 1 PB over the 8 week period), industry- and craft-related information (books, conferences, helpful organizations, Web sites, etc.), and more. Mentors will not be offering referrals to any agents or editors. If you are a writer of color in the “intermediate” stage of your pursuit of a career in children’s literature, this is an opportunity for one-on-one online communication with a published children’s book author (PB-YA).

This is for writers of CHILDREN’S LITERATURE ONLY, defined as picture book (PB)-young adult (YA).

There are at least 10 spots available, and matching will be first-come first-served, according to genre. The Spring 2011 submission process is open from Feb 1-Feb 4.

Click here for more details.


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