Byron Writers Festival year-round mentorships are paid services available to members throughout the year who are seeking a professional mentor to assist with the development of their work.
We have compiled a list of locally-based writers of various genres and categories, (both fiction and non-fiction), as well as professional editors, who are willing to act as mentor to a developing or emerging writer.
Mentorships provide emerging writers with a chance to develop their writing and they also provide employment opportunities for writing professionals living in and beyond the area. The mentorship program is therefore designed as a fee-for-service scheme and is available only to members.
Mentorships, as distinct from manuscript assessment or editing services, provide a two-way relationship where writers are able to be nurtured and to ask questions, seek feedback, gain industry-related advice and work closely with their mentor via email, phone or personal meetings.
A mentorship would be most beneficial to writers who:
Mentorships are available in blocks of 2, 5, 10 or 15 hours. This includes reading time, email correspondence and face-to-face time. Mentorship charges and approximate reading guidelines are as follows:
2 hour Firsthand Feedback $175.00 (5 000 word excerpt + synopsis)
5 hour mentorship $395.00 (10 000 word excerpt + synopsis)
10 hour mentorship $740.00 (25 000 word excerpt + synopsis)
15 hour mentorship $1035.00 (40 000 word excerpt + synopsis)
These amounts include GST and full fees must be paid in advance to the Byron Writers Festival prior to the mentorship commencing.
Step 1: Explore the list of Byron Writers Festival mentors.
Step 2: Complete the Registration Form
Step 3: We will contact the mentors to determine their availability and get back to you with some possible options.
For more information, please contact [email protected].
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