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social group with an experienced editor or traditionally published author in order to work closely on preparing an unpublished manuscript to submit for publication.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- Finished, Unpublished Fiction Manuscript (or Five Completed, Unpublished Short Fiction Pieces)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!
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction.
Tara Luebe is hosting Writing with the Stars, which is a mentorship opportunity for aspiring picture book writers and illustrators to win a free, three-month mentorship with a published author or author/illustrator. Mentors will help mentees further develop their craft and share invaluable advice and insight into the publishing world.
The application window will be open from January 8, 2018
through midnight January 13, 2018 EST
. Each contestant is allowed three “star” picks to send their applications for consideration. Click the star mentors
to learn about each one. And go here
for complete guidelines.
As always, good luck!
This is a grant for published writers to help them set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement. The grant awards $25,000 to the winners. The deadline to submit your application is tomorrow, March 8, 2017.
This year applications are for fiction and creative non-fiction. The winners won’t be announced until around December, 2017. Their support of a project will be anytime between January 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019.
If you write poetry, applications will be taken early 2018 for a 2019 winning and support. As always, good luck!
Writer and blogger of MG/YA fiction.