SCBWI-IL and Jacqueline Alcántara invite you to apply for the 2024 Illustrator Mentorship
Elevate your children's picture book illustration journey: Apply Now for the 2024 SCBWI-IL Illustrator Mentorship!
We are excited to announce that details and application for the SCBWI-IL Illustrator Mentorship 2024 are now available! This incredible opportunity could take your illustration skills to new heights. Are you ready to push the boundaries of your work and receive valuable insight from seasoned professional Jackie Alacántara? The SCBWI-IL Illustrator Mentorship is your gateway to growth and development as an illustrator for the children's book industry.
How to Apply:
Please note: Submissions are due by Friday, January 26, 2024 by 11:59 PM. Late submissions will not accepted. The winner will be announced through our newsletter and social media on Thursday, February 1, 2024.
2024 SUBMISSION WINDOW CLOSED
Meet this years mentor, Jacqueline Alcántara, a Chicago based illustrator and educator. Her books include the award-winning The Field and its companion Climb On!, both written by Baptiste Paul, Freedom Soup, written by New York Times bestselling author Tami Charles, Jump at the Sun, written by Newbery Honoree Alicia D. Williams, and Your Mama, written by NoNieqa Ramos, which was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and latest release Ordinary Days, a poetic biography of musician Prince, written by Angela Joy. Her works have received multiple starred reviews and been named Best Books of the Year by Kirkus, School Library Journal, Shelf Awareness and The Horn Book, among others. Forthcoming books including Jam, too? written by JaNay Brown-Wood, Wifredo’s Jungle, written by Newberry Honoree Margarita Engle, and Tíos and Primos her debut as author and illustrator. Jacqueline spends her days drawing, traveling, teaching at Columbia College Chicago, and adventuring with her dogs. She is fueled by dance music, carbs and coffee, and has a boundless interest in learning new skills and taking on new challenges.