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Apply for the We Need Diverse Books Mentorship Program!

Year-long mentorships will be awarded for picture book text, illustration, nonfiction, middle grade fiction, and young adult fiction. Confirmed WNDB™ mentors include Nikki Grimes, Patricia Hruby Powell, Malinda Lo, and Margarita Engle.

Aspiring children’s writers and illustrators may submit applications at no cost, between October 1 and October 31, 2015. For more information, visit weneeddiversebooks.org/aboutapply.

Writing is often a lonely venture, and this industry can be perplexing…A mentor offers support and guidance, but also access to knowledge and experience that can prove invaluable. That’s what we want to provide for upcoming writers and illustrators who are diverse or working on diverse books. (We Need Diverse Books)

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