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UQP Writing Mentorship inaugural recipient announced

UQP and the University of Queensland’s (UQ) School of Communications and Arts have announced that Martine Kropkowski is the inaugural recipient of the UQP Writing Mentorship.

Kropkowski will receive editorial support and advice from UQP publisher Aviva Tuffield to develop her literary thriller This Wretched Self. Set in a regional Australian town, the novel, which has ‘classic gothic overtones’, explores the tendency of people to project representations of monsters on others that ultimately reflect their own inner-conflict and shortcomings.

‘I’m thrilled to receive this mentorship and really excited about continuing my project under the guidance of an industry professional,’ said Kropkowski. ‘To draw on Aviva’s experience and insights as I develop the project will be an immense help in what’s usually such a solitary process. I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity.’

The UQP Writing Mentorship is open to current students and recent graduates of UQ postgraduate writing programs and was established to ‘share knowledge, nurture creativity and develop culturally important stories’. Kropkowski graduated with a Masters of Writing, Editing and Publishing from UQ in July 2019.

Applications for the 2021 mentorship will open in mid-2021.


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