The SWG is now accepting applications for Mentors and Apprentices for the 2022 Indigenous Mentorship Program. This allows developing Indigenous writers to work in a supportive environment under the guidance of professional writers.
The mentor provides the apprentice with one-on-one instruction in the craft of creative writing. The program is open to Indigenous writers in all genres and will be tailored to the apprentice's individual needs. The four (4) participants, two (2) mentors and two (2) apprentices will work together for approximately 20 hours a month in collaboration through email, phone, online meetings and in-person. The program will run from January 1 to April 30, 2022.
The focus of the program is craft development, manuscript preparation, the business of writing and editing; apprentices should not expect to have a completed manuscript by the end of the program. At the end of the program, the apprentices will give a public reading of their work.
There is no cost to apply for this program and there are no participation fees.
Deadline: Applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or postmarked by September 30, 2021 midnight.
For full application deadlines, please read our program information here:
Call for Indigenous Mentors
The SWG is seeking experienced Indigenous writers in all genres to participate in the Indigenous Mentorship Program. Mentors who have participated in the regular SWG mentorship program or the Aboriginal Mentorship Program in the past are welcome to apply.
Mentors will be selected based upon the following criteria:
Mentors will receive an honorarium of $2,800.00 for their participation in the four (4) month program.
Call for Indigenous Apprentices
The SWG is seeking emerging Indigenous writers who wish to develop their skills in the craft of creative writing. Eligible applicants will meet the following criteria:
The results of this competition will be announced in November.
The decisions of the jury will be final. Jurors may choose to not make the two (2) matches.
Funding provided by: