To apply for the AWW mentorship programme, please email [email protected] introducing your writing project and a short introduction to yourself. The subject of the email should be as follows: ‘[MENTOR NAME], [TYPE OF MENTORSHIP], [GENRE]’

Only unpublished and unagented writers are eligible to apply.

Read through the mentor profiles to learn about the interests, areas of specialism and availability of each mentor. In your email include who you think would best suit your text and the type of mentorship that would be most helpful for where you are at the moment.

If you are writing a novel, attach a writing sample of the first 10,000 words/ three chapters of your manuscript and a one-page synopsis.

If you are writing a non-fiction book, attach a sample of your writing and a proposal document of 2000-3000 words that includes an overview of the book as whole and describes your expertise in the subject. Please note memoir is treated as a novel in that we require a synopsis not a proposal.

Writing samples should be formatted with double-spacing in 12pt font size in .doc, .docx or .pdf format.

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and we will be in touch if your writing has been selected. We look forward to reading your work.