SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

REVISION QUEST 2018

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/01/2018
4:00 pm

Location
SCBWI Carolinas
PO Box 1216 - Conover, NC 28613


REVISION QUEST 

APPLY NOW

Send Submission Packet by January 17 2018
Acceptance in program by January 29 2018

BEGIN PROGRAM FEBRUARY 2018

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, it may be fiction or nonfiction, and it’s 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 2018 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.

Terms & Conditions:

  • SCBWI Members MUST login to be recognized as SCBWI members.
  • There are no partial refunds for failure to complete the program.