The SWG is now accepting applications for Apprentices in the 2024 Indigenous Mentorship Program. This program allows developing Indigenous 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. The program is open to Indigenous writers in all genres and will be tailored to the apprentice's individual needs. The two (2) participants, one (1) mentor and one (1) apprentice will work together for approximately 20 hours a month in collaboration through email, phone, online meetings or in-person. The program will run from January 1 to April 30, 2024. An in-person Apprentice Reading will be co-hosted with the Mentorship Program in May 2024 as a conclusion to the programs.
The program's focus is craft development, manuscript preparation, and 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.
Deadlines: Apprentice applications must be emailed to email@example.com by September 28, 2023 midnight
Full program details and application guidelines are here:
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.
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