Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

How to Apply & How to Submit

I don’t know if I want to do this, how can I get more information?

You can read the Frequently Asked Questions. And, if you still have concerns or issues, please contact the Mentor Coordinator.



Applications are accepted Feb 1-Feb 11, 2019


I want to apply for Revision Question, what do I have to do?

1. Sign up is easy! Apply at RevisionQuest Application 

After you submit your Application, send your submission packet to Mentor Coordinator, Stephanie Greene at . (You can find more details on what to send and how to send your submission packet near the bottom of this page under the SUBMISSION GUIDANCE heading)

(If you decide after you apply that you are not interested, Donna Earnhardt, Co-ARA  to be removed from the listing) 

2. When you email your complete your application you state you are willing to pay the tuition for the program and are committed to the four month program. 


What is the tuition for the program?

The SCBWI Member tuition is $650.00.  Non-member tuition is $715.00

Payment is via check mailed to the SCBWI CAROLINAS REVISION QUEST PO Box only. Make the check out to SCBWI Carolinas. We do not accept credit cards for this program.  

Who knows I am submitting?

The Mentor Committee has your name and contact information. A committee will read all submissions and determine which writers will work with each 

The PDF attachment you submit must be void of any personal information. THIS IS A BLIND SUBMISSION PROCESS.



Can I send in any manuscript?

Your submission, upon which we base the choice of acceptance and mentor MUST BE the manuscript you intend to work on during Revision Quest.


What is in the Submission Packet?

The Submission Packet includes:

  • a Manuscript Submission, [if a novel, include a synopsis]
  • and an Artistic Statement. 


How do I send this packet?

Send the packet as a PDF attachment which includes both the submission and the artistic statement. Name the document Revision Quest_last name_Novel, i.e., Revision Quest_Fannin_Novel


Where do I send the packet?

Send to  Subject line should read: Revision Quest_last name, i.e., Revision Quest_Fannin 

Include in the body of the email:

  • Name
  • Contact information [email, mailing address and phone number]
  • Title of submission
  • Category of submission {PB, Chapter Book, MG/YA}
  • Genre of submission


What do I include as part of the manuscript submission?

A manuscript submission [MUST BE VOID of name and other identifying information]:

  • Picture books   Submit two full picture book manuscripts
  • Novels    [chapter books, middle grade, young adult, historical, fantasy] Submit the first ten (10) pages of a draft of your manuscript INCLUDING a one page double- spaced synopsis

When formatting your manuscript submission please refer to


What belongs in the artistic statement?

  On one page, double spaced [MUST BE VOID of name and other identifying information]

  • •       Why you want to participate in this program
  • •       How you hope to improve your work
  • •       Any other relevant information you’d like to share


For more information, questions or concerns, write to