BIPOC Writers Connect Application

BIPOC Writers Connect Facilitating Mentorship, Creating Community is open to Black, Indigenous, and racialized writers who have had a minimum of one published piece of writing (e.g. an article or short story in an online newspaper, school paper, or magazine), and who currently have a work-in-progress (fiction, nonfiction, or poetry) to submit for manuscript evaluation. Writers who have one or more full-length published book, staff of The Writers' Union of Canada and the League of Canadian Poets are not eligible to apply. Previous BIPOC Writers Connect mentees are not eligible to reapply. Applicants must be 18 or older by October 29, 2020.

This intensive half-day event includes

  • one-on-one time for feedback with a professional writer who has reviewed your work in advance;
  • panel discussions with literary industry professionals;
  • live evaluations of anonymously submitted manuscripts by industry professionals;
  • grant-writing workshop; and
  • networking opportunities (refreshments and lunch included).

Get full details on the event page

Applications are open until Friday, July 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (PDT). Successful applicants will be notified by August 2020.