The Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild is now accepting applications for apprentices and mentors for the 2022 Mentorship Program. This program allows developing writers (apprentices) to work in a supportive environment under the guidance of professional writers (mentors). The mentor provides the apprentice with one-on-one instruction in the craft of creative writing, and pairs will be in regular contact during the program. The program is open to writers in all genres and will be tailored to the apprentice's individual needs.
The program is to run from January 1 to April 30, 2022 and will include 4 pairings of mentors and apprentices. Mentorship pairs may work together virtually (i.e. video calls, email, phone calls), or in person. Required meetings for all participants will be held via Zoom. We hope to host the Apprentice Reading in May 2022 in person. There is no cost to apply for this program and there are no participation fees.
Please read the complete program details carefully before applying.
Deadline: Applications must be emailed or postmarked by Thursday, September 30, 2021 (midnight).
Please follow the Application Guidelines here. To help the SWG support writers of diverse communities and identities, we encourage applicants to self-declare if they identify as a writer of a marginalized cultural community (i.e. Black, Indigenous or Person of Colour). Indigenous writers may apply to the Indigenous Mentorship Program as mentors or apprentices.
Call for Mentors
The SWG is seeking experienced writers in all genres to participate in the Mentorship Program. Mentors who have participated in the program in the past are welcome to re-apply.
Four mentors will be selected based upon the following criteria:
Mentors will receive an honorarium of $2,800 for their participation from Jan 1 to April 30, 2022.
Call for Apprentices
The SWG is seeking four emerging 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 entire four matches.
Funding provided by: