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ASA to offer Edel Wignell Mentorship for children’s writers

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) has announced a new mentorship for children’s writers.

The Edel Wignell Mentorship is supported by the literary income of children’s writer Edel Wignell, who has ‘gifted all her copyright to the ASA’, program manager Lucie Stevens told Books+Publishing.

The mentorship will be offered for the first time in 2014 as part of the organisation’s existing Emerging Writers’ and Illustrators’ Mentorship Program. Similar to the other mentorships, it will provide the recipient with a 25-hour mentorship to be taken in the following year with a mentor of their choice. However, ‘unlike the other mentorships in the program, which may be allocated to works of any genre, it will be awarded to a children’s writer’.

Applications for the mentorship program close on 31 October 2014. For more information, visit the ASA website here.

 

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