Our friends at #WeNeedDiverseBooks are launching their inaugural mentorship program,
"partnering award-winning writers and illustrators recognized for their diverse publications with upcoming writers and illustrators who are diverse or working on diverse publications."
Year-long mentorships will be awarded in five categories: picture book text, illustration, nonfiction, middle grade fiction, and young adult fiction.
The WNDB™ mentors are: Coretta Scott-King Award winner Nikki Grimes (Picture Book), Robert F. Sibert Honor recipient Patricia Hruby Powell (Nonfiction), William C. Morris and Lambda Literary Award finalist Malinda Lo (Young Adult), Newbery Honor recipient Margarita Engle (Middle Grade) and Skipping Stones Award-Winner for Excellence in Multicultural Literature and Tomas Rivera Award finalist Carolyn Dee Flores (Illustrator)!
It sounds like an amazing opportunity! You can find out more and apply at this link.
Submissions close on October 31st.
Illustrate and Write On,