Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


Date(s) - 03/05/2017 - 03/12/2017
4:00 pm

Program via Online & USPS
SCBWI - Carolinas, Mentorship Program


The 2017 SCBWI Carolinas Mentor Program

During the four-month Revision Quest program, writers will work one-on-one with a published author to analyze every aspect of their manuscript, looking to answer such questions as:

·      How early in the story does the main conflict appear? (Hopefully, on the first page.)

·      Is my protagonist’s motivation as compelling as it needs to be? Does his or her problem matter to my target audience? How could it be made stronger?

·      Have I created a series of hurdles my protagonist must overcome and which move the story along?

·      Have I chosen the right format for my picture book (rhyme vs. prose, concept book vs. classic story structure?)

·      How’s my pacing? Where is the story slow and where can it be speeded up?

·      Do my characters talk in language appropriate to the age I say they are? Does the dialogue work to keep the story moving?

·      Are my scenes well-rounded? Is there a real need for each scene I’ve created? How does each one move the story along? Is the text as tightly written as it could be?

·      Have I missed “hot spots” – those places where I could have ramped-up the drama with more emotional detail?



To enroll in REVISION QUEST please complete the following steps: 

  • Step #1


    • Complete the free online ticket below starting January 10, 2017, indicate your commitment to the Revision Quest process. 
  • Step #2
  • Complete the Submission Packet


    • ‚ÄčThe Submission Packet Includes a Manuscript submission and an Artistic Statement 
    • For details on formatting the Submission Packet  Click Here 
  • Step #3

    • Email SUBMISSION PACKETS to the Mentor Committee

    • Submission Packets are accepted only after January 10, 2017. 


All applicants will be notified of their status via email no later one month after application of acceptance. 

Tuition of $650.00 for this four-month program must be received at P.O. Box 2016, Conover North Carolina 28613 within one week of acceptance in the program. 

For complete information on SCBWI Carolinas REVISION QUEST CLICK HERE