Los Angeles Region

PAL Mentor Contest

PAL members are invited each fall to submit proposals for providing a six-month mentorship to one of our promising Associate or Full members. Year-to-year the focus of the mentorship changes — from illustration to writing of a specific category or genre. Proposals include your vision for the mentorship, as well as your requirements for a contest that we will administer and you will judge to select the lucky mentee.

What the PAL Mentor receives:

– Honorarium

– Contest publicity to include your name, headshot, bio, website links, and/or book sales links

Note: Mentors will write a minimum of two Kite Tales posts – one to announce details of your mentorship, including contest dates and instructions, and a second to recap your experience as a mentor and to publicize the following year’s program.

Accepting proposals for the 2024 mentorship starting 10-25-23. Deadline: 11-29-23

Previous Winning Proposals:

2023: Cara J. Stevens

2022: Joseph Taylor

2020: Nicole Maggi

2019: Bethany Barton

2018: Andrea J. Loney and Wade Bradford

2017: Carmel O’Mara-Horwitz

2016: E. Katherine Kottaras and Catherine Linka

2015: Deborah Nourse Lattimore