For the mentorship, she would like to read picture books through YA in all categories, including graphic novels, nonfiction, and illustration. She is incredibly eclectic in her tastes, with a great affinity for emotional stories as well as funny stories. Kaitlyn Sanchez (she/her) joined Bradford Literary in 2022 with two years of agenting experience under her belt. Kaitlyn is the proud co-creator and co-host of the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest and Kidlit Zombie Week as well as creator and co-host of the Kidlit Fall Writing Frenzy Contest. As a mom, wife, and middle school math teacher, Kaitlyn enjoys playing soccer, binge-watching TV shows, and, of course, reading, especially when she’s all cozied up with her husband and daughter reading together. Kaitlyn is an editorial agent and always works with her clients to make sure we’re putting out their best work. She’s highly communicative and invested in every aspect of helping her clients have a strong and happy career. Kaitlyn is looking for children’s books (picture books through YA) in all categories, including graphic novels, nonfiction, and illustration. She is incredibly eclectic in her tastes, with a great affinity for emotional stories as well as funny stories. Kaitlyn is always looking for diversity in all forms, including but not limited to BIPOC, neurodiversity, and LGBTQ+. Kaitlyn loves working with artists, so she’s always on the lookout for great illustrators, author-illustrators, and graphic novelists.
The Author Mentorship is open to twenty unpublished participants to work directly with Kaitlyn Sanchez, Agent, Bradford Literary or Ameerah Holliday, Agent, Serendipity Literary
Mentees submit a complete PB manuscript or a 1-page synopsis and the first chapter (up to nine pages) of a novel. The mentors provide one-on-one feedback during individual fifteen-minute Zoom meetings, notes on each manuscript, and typed notes on the Gold Form. Participants polish their manuscripts before submitting a revised manuscript or a second chapter for the second Zoom critique. The mentorship includes one-hour workshops with each mentor and the twenty mentees where they will answer mentee questions.
Mentorship Timeline: (All Times are Pacific Time)
Sunday, October 29, 2023, at 7 p.m.: Mentorship Registration opens online to San Diego SCBWI Premium Members
Wednesday, November 1st: Registration opens for all Premium Members
December 1: Participants upload manuscripts to the Google Folder.
January 5, 2024: Gold Forms and Notes Returned.
January 6, (Saturday), from 10 am-12:45 p.m.: 1st Round of Critiques. These virtual critiques are 15 minutes each.
March 1: Participants upload manuscripts to the Google Folder.
April 4: Gold Forms and Notes Returned.
April 6, (Saturday), from 10 am-12:45 p.m.: 2nd Round of Critiques These virtual critiques are 15 minutes each.
April 6, 2024, from 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.: 1-hour Kaitlyn Sanchez Q & A.
April 6, 2024, from 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: 1-hour Ameerah Holliday Q & A.
____ $170 Member with a Season Ticket**
____$190 Member without a Season Ticket
Important Registration Information: **Season Ticket Holders: Our new website is still under construction. The new system does not allow us to have different prices for events. Nor does it allow coupon codes. Therefore, you will pay the $190 and we will refund you the $20.
IMPORTANT: REGISTRATION GUIDELINES BELOW
Due to the limited spots for the mentorship, we are limiting registration from October 29th-31st to SCBWI San Diego region members.
If you are not a San Diego SCBWI Region member you will be removed, and you then will have to register again on November 1st, if there are any openings.