Each Creative Coaching Group includes:
Monthly mentor critiques: You will submit your work for critique each month and receive a detailed written critique from your mentor, for a total of 6 critiques. (See submission details below for each cohort.) It’s up to you whether you want to submit new work each month, or revise your work and resubmit for another pass. Illustrators will also have the option to follow targeted illustration prompts.
Monthly peer critiques: You will complete a monthly written peer critique for each of the other members of your cohort, and receive written critiques from your peers each month. (Middle Grade and Young Adult cohorts are capped at 3 members, the Easy Reader/Chapter Book cohort is capped at 4, and Picture Book, Illustrator, and Nonfiction cohorts are capped at 6.)
Online group meetings: You’ll meet with your mentor and cohort for seven 60-90 minute meetings. (See groups and dates on the current session registration page, linked below.) These live online meetings will be a chance to ask questions, brainstorm, get clarification about critiques, and receive craft and career guidance tailored to the needs of the group.
Email group: Your cohort will connect via an email listserv facilitated through Google Groups. This will be your place to share resources, ask questions, and connect with your cohort.
July-December 2022 Program Details – general registration opens June 1, 2022.
Scholarships are available and applications will be accepted through May 15, 2022. Find out more about scholarships here.