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Text, Writing NSW launch Boundless Indigenous Mentorship Program

Text Publishing and Writing NSW have launched a new nationwide mentoring program for an unpublished Indigenous writer.

The Boundless Indigenous Mentorship Program will pair an emerging Indigenous writer who has ‘made substantial progress’ on a manuscript with a senior Indigenous writer in the same genre for a structured year-long mentorship. The program aims to facilitate a pathway to publication, and the recipient will receive 20 hours of mentoring over 12 months to develop their manuscript, including feedback on their work and general career advice.

The recipient will also receive feedback and manuscript development from Text, have access to Writing NSW’s professional development services, and will attend Boundless—a festival of culturally diverse writers held in Sydney. At the end of the mentorship, Text will have the exclusive first right to consider the manuscript for publication.

Wiradjuri author Tara June Winch will judge the submissions, alongside representatives from Text and Writing NSW, and the program is also supported by First Nations Australia Writers Network.

The program is open to fiction (including short story collections) and narrative nonfiction submissions, including middle-grade, YA and adult books.

Applications are open now, until 13 August, with the successful applicant to be announced in in November 2018.

See more information here.



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