Writer development: Killer Women Mentoring Scheme

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17 May 2019
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Four emerging female crime writers from BAME and working-class backgrounds will be offered expert mentoring

 

Four emerging female crime writers from BAME and working-class backgrounds will be offered expert mentoring

The scheme, which is supported by Arts Council England, offers a year's free mentoring plus tickets to the Killer Women Festival of Crime Writing and Drama in March 2020 and exclusive workshops from The Good Literary Agency, Anne Cleeves and others. The Good Literary Agency and a commissioning editor from Harper Collins imprint HQ will read and comment on the mentees' work. The four mentors will be authors Jane Casey, Tammy Cohen, Emma Kavanagh-Jones and Colette McBeth. They will read work in progress and offer advice and support.

To apply, writers must be unpublished and unagented, and from a BAME or working-class background. Submit a novel synopsis between 1,000 and 3,000 words and a writing sample between 4,000 and 5,000 words.

The closing date is 1 July.

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For full details see the website.

 

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