***Please note: Applications for the 2019 Mentoring Scheme have now closed***
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.
Enhanced Mentoring Scheme
The Writers’ Bursaries and Mentoring Scheme have an increased focus on new and emerging writers and talent development, including improved mentoring opportunities. The 2019 Mentoring Scheme will begin with a bespoke residential week-long Mentoring Course (6 days/5 nights) at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre on 18-23 February 2019, followed by individual one-to-one Mentoring sessions with a mentor during the following months, as well as opportunities to network with representatives from across the publishing trade.
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.
There is an annual closing date for applications for the Mentoring Scheme. The deadline for submitting applications for 2019 Mentoring has now passed. (5.00 pm Tuesday 11 September 2018). Late applications will not be accepted.
What happens next?
Applications for the Mentoring Scheme are assessed by the Literature Wales Bursaries Panel.
The assessment timetable for 2019 Mentoring applications is as follows:
- All applications will be acknowledged by email and letter
- Applications will be assessed by the Literature Wales Bursaries Panel during October – December 2018.
- The Panel will meet to decide on the Mentoring awards at their meeting in November 2018.
- Every applicant will be informed 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 2019 Mentoring Scheme will be announced at the end of January 2019.
Please note that the dates in this timetable may be subject to change
To read more about the writers awarded places on the Mentoring Scheme last year, click here.
If you have any queries regarding the Literature Wales Mentoring Scheme, please contact Literature Wales: 029 2047 2266 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 / email@example.com
Literature Wales Writers’ Bursaries and the Mentoring Scheme are supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales.