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NZSA / Hachette Mentor program recipients announced

The New Zealand Society of Authors and Hachette Australia have announced the recipients of the 2017 NZSA/Hachette Mentor Program.

NZ writers Heidi North-Bailey and Linda Bennett will work on a draft of their manuscripts under Hachette Australia’s guidance, with Hachette to consider the manuscripts for publication within six months of the writers delivering their new drafts.

Publisher Sophie Hamley said, ‘with so many wonderful entries it took me some time to choose these two writers—the longlist started at about twenty entries, and crafting a shortlist was difficult when there was such a depth of talent and range of stories.’

The mentorship program is in its second year.


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