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Writing NSW is excited to announce the return of the Mentorship Program for Emerging Writers from Diverse Backgrounds in 2022. 

Applications are currently open for a mentoring program for emerging writers from Indigenous or culturally diverse backgrounds. Up to six writers will be given the opportunity to work on a short piece of fiction or non-fiction (2000-5000 words) under the guidance of award-winning author Roanna Gonsalves with support from Writing NSW. The aim of the program is to ready the works for publication on the Writing NSW website or other leading journals or platforms.

The program is open to emerging writers from Indigenous or culturally diverse backgrounds who have some record of publication but have not yet published a book-length work. Applicants must be NSW residents and over the age of 18.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Mentoring from Roanna Gonsalves between September and December 2022, including the opportunity to receive feedback on two drafts of the work and advice on where to submit it for publication
  • Membership and development opportunities from Writing NSW, including a free short course of their choosing (subject to availability)
  • The opportunity to submit their work for publication on Writing NSW platforms 

Applications close 14 August. 

Learn more about the program, or apply via the Writing NSW Website here.

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