Welcome to the Queer Kidlit Mentorship Program where the children’s literature community come together to support LGBTQIA+ creators early in their careers. This program partners unpublished and unagented LGBTQIA+ children's literature creators who are seeking to be traditionally published with experienced mentors for a three month mentorship program. Applicants who are selected as a mentee will receive at least three rounds of feedback on their work from their mentor.
Ideal candidates are people with a well developed project who, with a bit of support from their mentors, are ready to polish their manuscript, portfolio, dummy, or script and prepare to query agents or submit to acquiring editors. We are committed to diversity and encourage LGBTQIA+ creators from all historically marginalized communities to apply.
The 2024 Queer Kidlit Mentorship program will take place from March - May 2024. Right now, applications for becoming a mentor are open. If you would like to apply, please complete the mentor application by December 15th, 2023. Mentee applications will open in January.
The Queer Kidlit Mentorship and #Queerkidlit Twitter chat started in 2020 by Jeannette Bradley and Dani Duck. The programs paused in 2023. Meghan Wilson Duff, Emily Deibert, and Devyn Douvier are helping reboot the Queer Kidlit Mentorship program for 2024.
Programs like these thrive on community support and enthusiasm. Thank you for sharing the information and encouraging people to apply. We appreciate everyone's help! If you have any questions about the program, contact us queerkidlit @ gmail.com
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If you have any questions about the program, contact us queerkidlit @ gmail.com