Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship

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Presented by Text Publishing and Writing NSW, the Boundless Indigenous Writer’s Mentorship aims to discover and nurture a powerful new Indigenous voice in Australian literature.

This joint initiative will provide a year-long structured mentorship to an unpublished Indigenous writer who has made substantial progress on a manuscript of fiction or nonfiction.

The intention of the program is to support the writer to develop their manuscript and to facilitate a pathway to publication.

The program will pair an emerging Indigenous writer from anywhere in Australia with a senior Indigenous writer in the same genre for a structured year-long mentorship. The writer will receive 20 hours of mentorship over the following 12 months, including feedback on their work in progress and general advice on writing and developing a publishing career.

The writer will also receive editorial feedback and manuscript development from Text Publishing and access to Writing NSW professional development services.

Applications close midnight (AEST) Monday 13 August, 2018.

The program includes funding for the writer and mentor to attend Boundless – a festival of culturally diverse writers to be held in Sydney in 2019.

At the conclusion of the mentorship, Text Publishing will have the exclusive first right to consider the selected manuscript for publication, under terms to be negotiated with the writer.

For more information and to apply: https://writingnsw.org.au/…/boundless-indigenous-mentorshi…/

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