Our mentorship scheme is an opportunity to develop your writing with leading experts from the publishing industry. We are delighted to be working with literary agents and editors who are involved in publishing some of the most exciting titles both in the UK and USA. Applications are open internationally to Asian women who are writing in English and who are without literary agents.
Through consultations, mentorship or submission assessments, your mentor will help you develop your writing and prepare to submit to literary agents.
There are three types of mentorship you can apply for, depending on where you are in your writing project. Meetings are virtual by default but in-person can be arranged where mutually convenient:
A consultation is the opportunity to meet with a mentor to discuss an issue you are experiencing in your writing. Whether you would like to have feedback on a pitch or discuss a specific aspect of your work, such as structure, voice or pacing, a consultation lets you ask questions related to your writing or the publishing process as a whole.
Mentoring is the chance for you and your mentor to work together over 3-4 months to help bring a writing project to completion. You will meet once a month to discuss up to 10,000 words of new writing and plan your next steps.
Once your novel manuscript or non-fiction proposal is complete and you are ready to submit to (or query) literary agents, a submission assessment will help you make your final edits. Your mentor will meet with you to provide feedback on your synopsis, cover letter and the first three chapters of your novel or proposal.