Literature Wales’ Mentoring Scheme for Writers offers support and practical advice to writers, to develop specific work in progress to a publishable standard.

Places on Literature Wales’ Mentoring Scheme for Writers are awarded to new and emerging writers at the start of their writing career. The scheme offers writers support and practical advice to develop a specific work in progress to a publishable standard. The 2018 Mentoring scheme has been extended and will begin with a tailored residential week-long course (6 days/5 nights) at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre on 19-24 February 2018, followed by individual one-to-one sessions with an experienced mentor during the following months.

Eligible genres:
Writers may ask for assistance to develop one specific piece of work in progress, in any one of the eligible genres: Poetry; prose, including novels and short stories, children’s literature / pre-teen fiction, young adult fiction; creative non-fiction (including biography/autobiography, and literary criticism; graphic novels.

Applicants must be resident in Wales.

Timetable for 2018 Mentoring:
There is an annual closing date for applications.   

The deadline for submitting applications for 2018 Mentoring has now passed. (5.00 pm Wednesday 16 August 2017). Late applications will not be accepted.

What happens next?

The timetable for assessing applications for 2018 Mentoring is as follows:

• All applications will be acknowledged by email and letter.
• Applications will be assessed by the Literature Wales Bursaries Panel during August – November 2017.
The Panel will meet to decide on the Mentoring awards at their meeting in November 2017.
We will write to inform you of the Bursaries Panel’s decision following this meeting. It is anticipated that applicants will be informed by mid December.
The names of writers awarded places on the 2018 Mentoring Scheme will be announced in January 2018.
Please note that the dates in this timetable may be subject to change.


If you have any queries regarding the Literature Wales Mentoring Scheme, please contact Literature Wales:
029 2047 2266 /

Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries and the Mentoring Scheme are supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales.

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