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July-December 2022 Creative Coaching Groups: A 6-Month Mentorship Program

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Date(s) - 07/01/2022
12:00 am

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This 6-month mentorship program, available only to SCBWI members, will connect you with a published mentor author or illustrator who will provide detailed written feedback on your work each month and conduct monthly online small group meetings that provide support, brainstorming, and community. You will also have the opportunity to improve your craft through peer critiques. Each cohort will be capped at 3-6 participants.

 

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. (See cohort details below for maximum numbers in each group.)

Online group meetings: You’ll meet with your mentor and cohort for seven 60-90 minute meetings.  (See groups and dates 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.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

Scholarship applications must be received by May 15, 2022. Click here for scholarship information.

 

 

This session of Creative Coaching Groups will run July-December 2022.

GENERAL REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON JUNE 1, 2022.

See below for costs, dates, deadlines, and details for each specific group.

*Writers Getting Ready Cohort – Beginning Writers in All Kidlit Categories (Fiction and Nonfiction) – Mentor: Naomi Milliner
*Picture Book Cohort – Beginner/Intermediate  – Mentor: Joe McGee
*Picture Book Cohort – Advanced – Mentor: John Micklos, Jr.
*Illustrator Cohort – All Experience Levels – Mentor: Timothy Young 
*Easy Reader/Chapter Book Fiction Cohort – All Experience Levels – Mentor: J. H. Diehl
*Nonfiction Cohort – All Kidlit Categories and Experience Levels – Mentor: Ann McCallum Staats
*Middle Grade/Young Adult Fiction Cohort – Beginner/Intermediate –
Mentor: Tovah Yavin

*Middle Grade/Young Adult Fiction Cohort – Advanced – Mentor: Jess Rinker

 

 


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Writers Getting Ready Cohort – Beginning Writers in All Kidlit Categories (Picture Book to Young Adult, Fiction or Nonfiction)
Mentor: Naomi Milliner

You’ll submit 1 picture book manuscript OR up to 10 pages of a longer kidlit work each month, for a total of 6 mentor critiques, plus monthly peer critiques from the other members of the cohort. (Maximum size of this cohort is 6 participants.) You may choose to submit new material each month, or revise and resubmit previously critiqued material.

Cost: $600

Writers Getting Ready is for you if:
-You are new to writing kidlit.
-You have completed fewer than 3 manuscripts.
-You have limited experience with critique groups or professional critiques.

 

ImageNaomi Milliner is the author of Super Jake & the King of Chaos (Running Press, 2019). She has been a member of Women’s National Book Association’s Great Group Reads Committee since 2009; former ARA and Critique Coordinator for MD/DE/WV; former reader and Events Coordinator for Children’s Literature; Pitch Wars mentee. She formed a critique group that’s been running strong for a ridiculous number of years, and enjoys helping others do their best work. She also enjoys school visits (virtual or in-person), reading everything she can get her hands on, and chocolate. naomimilliner.wordpress.com/ 

Writers Getting Ready Cohort
Dates and Deadlines:
July:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 8 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
August:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 8 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
September:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 8 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
October:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 8 PM Eastern
(Different weeknight due to Yom Kippur)
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
November:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 8 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
December:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 8 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Final meeting:
Final online meeting (60-90 minutes): Wednesday, January 11, 2022 at 8 PM Eastern


 


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Picture Book Cohort – Beginner/Intermediate
Mentor: Joe McGee
You’ll submit 1 picture book manuscript (fiction or nonfiction) each month, for a total of 6 mentor critiques, plus monthly peer critiques from the other members of your cohort. (Maximum size of this cohort is 6 participants.) You may choose to submit new material each month, or revise and resubmit previously critiqued material.
Cost: $600

Picture Book Cohort – Beginner/Intermediate is for you if:
-You have completed at least 2 picture book manuscripts.
-You have been attending a critique group regularly and are beginning to get positive feedback on your work.
-You’re looking for feedback to take your work to the next level.

 

Joe McGee is the author of several successful chapter book series, to include Night Frights, Junior Monster Scouts, and Creature Campers, as well as the Peanut Butter & Brains picture books series. His newest series, Night Frights, earned a star review in The School Library Journal.  He is one of the Writing for Children and Young Adult faculty at Sierra Nevada University’s low-residency MFA program and teaches writing at Eastern West Virginia Community College. He has an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and an MA in Writing from Rowan University. Joe is represented by Jennifer Soloway of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

 

Picture Book Cohort – Beginner/Intermediate
Dates and Deadlines:
July:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Friday, July 1, 2022 at 8 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Friday, July 15, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Monday, July 25, 2022
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Friday, July 29, 2022 at 8 PM Eastern
August:
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Friday, August 12, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Monday, August 22, 2022
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Friday, August 26, 2022 at 8 PM Eastern
September:
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Friday, September 9, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Monday, September 19, 2022
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Friday, September 23, 2022 at 8 PM Eastern
October:
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Friday, October 14, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Monday, October 24, 2022
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Friday, October 28, 2022 at 8 PM Eastern
November:
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Friday, November 11, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Monday, November 21, 2022
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Monday, November 28, 2022 at 8 PM Eastern
December:
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Friday, December 9, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Monday, December 19, 2022
Final Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Friday, December 30, 2022 at 8 PM Eastern

 


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Picture Book Cohort – Advanced 
Mentor: John Micklos, Jr.

You’ll submit 1 picture book manuscript (fiction or nonfiction) each month, for a total of 6 mentor critiques, plus monthly peer critiques from the other members of your cohort. (Maximum size of this cohort is 6 participants.) You may choose to submit new material each month, or revise and resubmit previously critiqued material.

Cost: $600

Picture Book Cohort – Advanced is for you if:
-You have completed 3 or more picture book manuscripts.
-You have submitted to agents and publishers and received personalized comments in response.
-You’re an experienced writer or illustrator but just not sure about your new project.
-You’re looking for feedback to take your work to the next level.

 

Photo credit: WAGS Media

John Micklos, Jr. has written more than 50 children’s books, including picture books, poetry books, and dozens of nonfiction books on a wide range of topics. His most popular titles include the picture books One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me! (Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin, 2017) and Raindrops to Rainbow (Penguin Workshop, 2021). Both have been Dolly Parton Imagination Library selections. John has spoken at national education conferences and at the regional SCBWI conference. He is a founding member of the northern Delaware SCBWI critique group. John often does presentations and writing workshops for schools. Learn more about his work at www.JohnMicklosWriter.com.

 

Picture Book Cohort – Advanced
Dates and Deadlines
July:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes):  Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 7 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
August:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes):  Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 7 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Monday, August 29, 2022
September:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes):  Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 7 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Monday, September 19, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
October:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes):  Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 7 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Friday, October 28, 2022
November:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes):  Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 7 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Friday, November 18, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
December:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes):  Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 7 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Thursday, December 22, 2022
Final Meeting:
Final Online meeting (60-90 minutes):  Wednesday, January 11, 2022 at 7 PM Eastern

 

 


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Illustrator Cohort – Mentor: Timothy Young

You’ll submit up to 4 illustrations each month, for a total of 6 mentor critiques, plus monthly peer critiques from the other members of your cohort. (Maximum size of this cohort is 6 participants.) You may choose to submit new material each month, a work in progress, revise and resubmit previously critiqued material, or follow targeted illustration prompts for homework.

Cost: $600

As a child, Timothy Young always wondered who made the toys he played with, who wrote and illustrated the books he read and who made the cartoons he watched. He grew up to be someone who has done creative work in all of those industries. Tim is the author/illustrator of 15 books including I Hate Picture Books!The Angry Little Puffin, and the unusually titled untitled. He has designed toys, worked in animation and done other creative jobs. He has illustrated books for other authors and has two new board that came out in November 2021, P Is For Puffin: The ABCs of Uncommon Animals and Space Aliens 1-2-3: Intergalactic Counting by ColorCareer highlights include working on the Penny cartoons for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, building Muppets and sculpting the first Simpsons toys. He also created the pool toy The Chicken Fight Game.

 

Illustrator Cohort Dates and Deadlines:
July:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 7 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Monday, July 18, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Friday, July 29, 2022
August:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 7 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Monday, August 15, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Friday, September 2, 2022
September:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes):  Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 7 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Monday, September 19, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Friday, September 30, 2022
October:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 7 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Monday, October 17, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Friday, October 28, 2022
November:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 7 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Monday, November 14, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Friday, December 2, 2022
December:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Monday, December 19, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Friday, December 30, 2022
Final meeting:
Final online meeting (60-90 minutes): Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 7 PM Eastern

 


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Easy Reader/Chapter Book Fiction Cohort – All Experience Levels
Mentor: J. H. Diehl

You’ll submit up to 25 double-spaced pages of an easy reader or chapter book fiction manuscript each month, for a total of 6 mentor critiques, plus monthly peer critiques from the other members of your cohort. (Maximum size of this cohort is 4 participants.) You may choose to submit new material each month, or revise and resubmit previously critiqued material.

Cost: $900

JH Diehl - Photo.jpgJ.H. (Jean) Diehl loves helping writers find their voices and shape their stories. Her novel Tiny Infinities was a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and a Mighty Girl Book of the Year. Her picture books include Loon Chase and Three Little Beavers, and she’s written leveled readers and literacy materials for education publishers. Jean’s short fiction has appeared in Indiana ReviewSycamore ReviewEnhanced GravityKestrelBethesda Magazine, and others. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the recipient of a Michener Fellowship and a Maryland Individual Artist Award, and was a finalist for an SCBWI Grant for a Contemporary Novel. She has taught fiction writing, literature and composition in elementary schools, high schools and colleges. Jean works as a freelance manuscript editor of fiction for all ages. She is represented by Steven Chudney of The Chudney Agency. Read more about her at her website.

 

Easy Reader/Chapter Book Fiction Cohort Dates and Deadlines:
July:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes):  Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 7:30 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Monday, July 18, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Friday, July 29, 2022
August:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes):  Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique:  Monday, August 22, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due:  Saturday, August 27, 2022
September:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes):  Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Saturday, October 1, 2022
October:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes):  Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 7:30 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique:  Thursday, October 20, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Saturday, October 29, 2022
November:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes):  Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 7:30 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Monday, November 14, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Monday, November 21, 2022
December:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes):  Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Monday, December 12, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Monday, December 19, 2022
Final meeting:
Final online meeting (60-90 minutes): Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 7:30 PM Eastern

 


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Nonfiction Cohort – All Kidlit Categories and Experience Levels
Mentor: Ann McCallum Staats

You’ll submit up to 10 double-spaced pages of a nonfiction manuscript (picture book to YA) each month, for a total of 6 mentor critiques, plus monthly peer critiques from the other members of your cohort. (Maximum size of this cohort is 6 participants.) You may choose to submit new material each month, or revise and resubmit previously critiqued material.

Cost: $600

Ann McCallum Staats is an award-winning author of nine children’s books, mostly nonfiction. Her High Flyers (Summer, 2022) features women aviators and astronauts and is based on exclusive interviews with astronauts, a senator, and jet and commercial pilots. Thrill-Seekers highlights bold female go-getters in adventure sports. Books in her Eat Your Homework series pair math, science, and history with fun facts and delicious recipes. Hailing from British Columbia, Canada, Ann holds a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She has taught at the elementary and secondary levels as well as post-secondary at the American University of Sharjah in the UAE. Ann holds years of experience in writing and teaching and credits SCBWI and her writing community for her success. Learn more at annmccallumbooks.com.

 

Nonfiction Cohort Dates and Deadlines:
July:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 1 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Saturday, July 23, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
August:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 6 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
September:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 6 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
October:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes):  Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 6 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
November:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 6 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
December:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 6 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Saturday, December 17, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Final meeting:
Final online meeting (60-90 minutes): Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 6 PM Eastern

 


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Middle Grade/Young Adult Fiction Cohort – Beginner/Intermediate
Mentor: Tovah Yavin

You’ll submit up to 50 double-spaced pages of a middle grade or young adult fiction manuscript each month, for a total of 6 mentor critiques, plus monthly peer critiques from the other members of your cohort. (Maximum size of this cohort is 3 participants.) You may choose to submit new material each month, or revise and resubmit previously critiqued material.

 Cost: $1200

Young Adult Fiction/Middle Grade Fiction Cohort – Beginner/Intermediate is for you if:
-You have completed at least 2 Middle Grade or Young Adult fiction book manuscripts.
-You have been attending a critique group regularly and are beginning to get positive feedback on your work.
-You’re looking for feedback to take your work to the next level.

 

Tovah Yavin has published three middle-grade novels with a fourth in process. She has also published nonfiction articles in Highlights magazine, served as a staff writer for Science Weekly, a science magazine for elementary grades, and published short fiction in several literary and educational anthologies. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of magazines for both adults and children. Since her recent middle-grade novels are historical fiction, Tovah recently headed back to school for her fourth college degree (and second bachelor’s degree) in history. She does extensive research for her work in historical fiction and has added a program on how to find and use primary sources to the list of programs she offers for middle and high school classes. She travels frequently visiting her three children and nine grandchildren and lives in Maryland with two cats and one husband. Further information can be found at her website www.TovahSYavin.com

 

Middle Grade/Young Adult Fiction Cohort – Beginner/Intermediate
Dates and Deadlines:
July:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 8:00 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Thursday, July 28, 2022
August:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 8:00 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Thursday, August 11, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Thursday, August 25, 2002
September:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 8:00 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Thursday, September 22, 2022
October:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 8:00 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Thursday, October 27, 2022
November:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 8:00 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Thursday, November 10, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Friday, November 25, 2022
December:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 8:00 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Thursday, December 8, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Thursday, December 29, 2022
Final meeting:
Final online meeting (60-90 minutes): Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 8:00 PM Eastern

 


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Middle Grade/Young Adult Fiction Cohort – Advanced
Mentor: Jess Rinker
You’ll submit up to 50 double-spaced pages of a middle grade or young adult fiction manuscript each month, for a total of 6 mentor critiques, plus monthly peer critiques from the other members of your cohort. (Maximum size of this cohort is 3 participants.) You may choose to submit new material each month, or revise and resubmit previously critiqued material.

Cost: $1200

Middle Grade/Young Adult Fiction Cohort – Advanced is for you if:
-You have completed 3 or more Middle Grade or Young Adult manuscripts.
-You have submitted to agents and publishers and received personalized comments in response.
-You’re an experienced writer or illustrator but just not sure about your new project.
-You’re looking for feedback to take your work to the next level.

 

Jess Rinker is the author of several books for young readers including picture book biographies and middle grade fiction. Titles include Gloria Takes a Stand, a biography of feminist icon Gloria Steinem, Send a Girl!: The True Story of How Women Joined the FDNY and middle grade novels The Dare Sisters and The Dare Sisters: Shipwrecked!, a continuation of the heartfelt and adventurous story of Frankie, Savannah, and Jolene Dare as they search for Blackbeard’s treasure. She’s also the author of Out of Time: Lost on the Titanic and the forthcoming middle grade novel The Hike to Home, due out summer 2022. Jess has a BA in Social Welfare and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She also teaches in Sierra Nevada University’s MFA program in the Writing for Children and Young Adults track, and adjuncts at her local community college. She currently lives in the gorgeous mountains of West Virginia with her husband, Joe McGee, who is also a children’s author. Together they enjoy hiking, gardening, walking their dogs, and game and art nights.

 

Middle Grade/Young Adult Fiction Cohort – Advanced
Dates and Deadlines:
July:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 7:30 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Sunday, July 17, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
August:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 7:30 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Sunday, August 21, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
September:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 7:30 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Sunday, September 18, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
October:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
November:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
December:
Online meeting (60-90 minutes): Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 7:30 PM Eastern
Deadline to submit materials for mentor and peer critique: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Mentor and peer written critiques due: Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Final meeting:
Final online meeting (60-90 minutes): Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 7:30 PM Eastern
 



 

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION DETAILS:

General registration will open on June 1, 2022.

You must be logged in to your SCBWI account in order to register.

Each mentor will send access instructions for your first session to all registrants in your cohort in early July.

See cohort details above for submission and critique deadlines and online meeting dates.

This program is open to all SCBWI members, and there is no screening requirement. Please check to make sure you meet the experience level requirements for the group you register for, to make the mentorship program the best possible experience for everyone.

 

Cancellation policy: No refunds will be given after June 20, 2022.

Participant Agreements: In registering for the Creative Coaching Group 6-Month Mentorship Program, you agree to the following:

  • -You will be expected to complete 2-5 peer critiques each month (depending on cohort size). If you have an emergency and need an extension, you must discuss this with your mentor.
  • -If you fail to either complete your peer critiques or request an extension, you will not be eligible to submit a manuscript for critique the following month but will still be responsible for completing your peer critiques the following month.
  • -Group live sessions may be recorded and the recordings made available to the group participants for 30 days.
  • -If you miss a submission deadline, you may forfeit that month’s critiques from both mentor and peers.
  • -You may not use, in part, or in whole, any aspect of a fellow mentee’s manuscript or basic concept in your own work. Violating this rule is considered plagiarism and can be prosecuted by law.
  • -If you violate the terms laid out above, you may be asked to leave the group and will not receive a refund.

 

If you have any questions, please contact mddewv@scbwi.org.

 

GENERAL REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON JUNE 1, 2022.

 

 

 

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