SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Revision Quest 2019 APPLICATION

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/01/2019
4:00 pm


APPLY BELOW BETWEEN FEBRUARY 1 AND 11, 2019

BEGIN PROGRAM MARCH 2019

THE SCBWI CAROLINAS REVISION QUEST PROGRAM 

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ENROLLMENT GUIDANCE 

Congratulations! You finished your rough draft of your picture book, chapter book, middle grade, young adult novel, maybe it is fiction or nonfiction. But definitely it is time for revision.

Sometimes, revision is downright painful. But ask any author and they’ll tell you it’s then that the real work is done. It’s when a manuscript is pulled apart – one sentence, one scene, one chapter at time. It’s the only way writers can see whether they’ve done what they set out to do, or not.

 

In the 2019 SCBWI CAROLINAS Revision Quest Program:

Picture book mentors will offer guidance on 2-4 manuscripts over a four-month period. Through editorial feedback and craft development “homework,” mentees will end with more refined manuscripts and a deeper understanding of the genre, writing process, and their own authorial perspective. 

For novel writers, mentors will read a large section of the student’s manuscript each month. They’ll review the manuscript for both big picture and finer issues, and write a detailed editorial letter. Students will submit both new pages and revised pages in each packet. So much more than a simple critique, this process allows students and mentors to immerse themselves in the world of the manuscript. The student, with the mentor’s guidance, can hone it to be the best it can be.​

For more information, questions or concerns, write to  mentorscbwic@gmail.com. Please be patient if you request information as this is a lightly monitored account.

Program Begins: March 2019   Selection is through a Membership Committee.

Cost:

  • SCBWI Member $650.00 due at the time of acceptance and must be received no later than one week after acceptance
  • Non-Member $715.00 due at the time of acceptance and must be received no later than one week after acceptance

Terms & Conditions:

  • SCBWI Members MUST login to be recognized as SCBWI members.
  • There are no partial refunds for failure to complete the program.
  • Application does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
  • Participation in Revision Quest is not a guarantee of publication
  • The full tuition must be remitted within one week of acceptance.