Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2022 Mentorship Program for Writers

Date(s) - 02/15/2022 - 03/22/2022
12:00 am

Registration is now closed for this event. 


Southern Breeze offers an annual mentorship program for those SCBWI writers who are unpublished in the genre for which they are applying. The ideal applicant is right on the cusp of publication, having dedicated themselves to writing and learning for an extended period of time. Mentorship is not a promise of publication; it is our aim to help writers move closer to their goals.


The scope of the program will depend on the needs of members and availability of mentors in the Southern Breeze region, but we hope to grow mentorship in the region and beyond and watch our SCBWI writers soar! Please read all about the program, and if you have any questions, contact our Mentorship Coordinator, Jo Kittinger, at


See our Mentorship page to learn more about the program, the formatting guidelines and to read our mentor’s bios.

Please complete application for mentorship program here.

Once your application is submitted, please register below. Send properly formatted manuscript to If you’re accepted into the mentorship program, you will receive instructions for how to submit the remainder of the mentorship fees at that time. Thank you for your interest in the Southern Breeze Mentorship Program. 

This event is fully booked.