Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Mentor Contest

PAL members are invited each fall to submit proposals for providing a six-month mentorship to one of our promising Associate or Full members. Year-to-year the focus of the mentorship changes — from illustration to writing of a specific category or genre. Proposals include your vision for the mentorship, as well as your requirements for a contest that we will administer and you will judge to select the lucky mentee.

What the PAL Mentor receives:

– Honorarium
– Contest publicity to include your name, headshot, bio, website links, and/or book sales links

Note: Mentors will write a minimum of two Kite Tales posts – one to announce details of your mentorship, including contest dates and instructions, and a second to recap your experience as a mentor and to publicize the following year’s program.

Accepting proposals for the 2023 mentorship starting 10-24-22. Deadline: 12-12-22.

Previous Winning Proposals: