The Writing in the Margins is a website dedicated to helping underrepresented authors find their place in the publishing industry. They have a Mentor Program which pairs an emerging author from a marginalized social group with an experienced editor or traditionally published author in order to work closely on preparing an unpublished manuscript to submit for publication. All authors and editors work on a completely volunteer basis, and there is no charge to the emerging author. Applications are open twice a year, and necessary applicant qualifications are highlighted prior to the submission period. Deadline for this round is April 15, 2018. Material required to submit:
- Finished, Unpublished Fiction Manuscript (or Five Completed, Unpublished Short Fiction Pieces)
- Query letter
- Statement of Intent (not to exceed 500 words). How would a mentorship help you reach your goals?
For instructions on how to submit, go here. As always, good luck!
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