Hachette, SA Writers Centre mentorships announced
The first South Australian Hachette Mentoring Program, offered in partnership with the SA Writers Centre, has been jointly awarded to Rose Hartley and Liana Skrzypczak.
Hartley and Skrzypczak will work with Hachette publisher Sophie Hamley to bring their respective manuscripts to publication. Submissions were sought from fiction, nonfiction and YA writers.
Hartley’s manuscript The Caravan is a work of fiction about ‘Maggie, a hard-drinking 29-year-old student whose main aims in life are staying out of the workforce as long as possible and having as much sex as she can while living off Centrelink benefits and her mother’s wallet’.
Skrzypczak’s Gold is a work of YA speculative fiction about ‘a 20-year-old university student named Declan, who lives in a dystopian Australia that has made a radical decision to split society into two: “Daylighters” and “Nocturnals”’.
‘There was so much talent in the submissions that it was very difficult to make a decision—and, in the end, I couldn’t,’ said Hamley. ‘So I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to work with two wonderful and very different writers.’
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