2018 Mentorship Program
The SWG Mentorship Program allows developing 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 writers in all genres and will be tailored to the apprentice's individual needs. The pairs will be in weekly contact and can communicate through email, phone, and face-to-face meetings. When an apprentice and mentor do not live in the same community, at least one face-to-face meeting is required.
The focus of the program is craft development; apprentices should not expect to have a completed manuscript by the end of the program. The program will run from January 1 to April 30, 2018. 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.
Please read the complete program details carefully before applying.
Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by September 29, 2017.
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.
Mentors will be selected based upon the following criteria:
Mentors will receive an honorarium of $2,500 for their participation in the program.
Call for Apprentices
The SWG is seeking four 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.
For more information contact Tracy Hamon, Program Manager at 306. 791.7743 or email@example.com.