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Writing mentor opportunities in Ireland

ireland-map-964188_640Words Ireland is offering a minimum of 15 literature mentoring relationships to begin in September 2018.
The fields covered are:

– literary fiction,
– creative non-fiction,
– children’s / YA fiction,
– poetry

There is a minimum of five mentoring opportunities open to writers resident in any county in Ireland, north or south of the border who have published one or two books and feel they could benefit from professional guidance and feedback on their work-in-progress. But don’t hold back, if you haven’t been published yet because they promise to also consider applications from emerging writers. Even so, you have to  demonstrate a strong commitment to writing, for example, through journal publications, awards, significant training/courses undertaken or “other forms of recognition from the literature sector”.

An additional 10 mentorships are offered by Words Ireland in partnership with the following local Arts Offices and library services. These county-specific opportunities will guarantee mentoring to a writer who was born in, or is resident for the last two consecutive years, in any of the following local authority areas:

Carlow Arts Office
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Arts Office & Library Service
Fingal Arts Office
Galway City Arts Office
Leitrim Arts Office
Kildare Arts Office
Kilkenny Arts Office
Limerick Arts Office
Mayo Arts Office
Wexford Arts Office

Mentoring consists of four meetings with an experienced writer over a period of up to eight months. The mentor will read your work in advance of each meeting, and feedback and advise at each meeting. They may also provide information and advice on professional and publishing matters.

How to Apply
Applicants are asked to submit the following information through Submittable:

– A statement outlining what project you will focus on during the mentoring process.

– A writing CV listing any previous publications, writing experience, awards or recognition, creative writing classes or mentoring.

– 3,000–5,000 words of fiction, non-fiction or YA OR 6 poems/240 lines of poetry OR writers for young children can submit a lower word count that is appropriate to their writing project.

Deadline: Thursday 23rd August 2018.

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