BIPOC Writers Connect Application

BIPOC Writers Connect: Facilitating Mentorship, Creating Community is open to Black, Indigenous, and racialized writers in Canada 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 staff of 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 28, 2021.

This event includes

  • one-on-one time for feedback with a professional writer who has reviewed your work in advance;
  • panel discussion with literary industry professionals;
  • live evaluations of anonymously submitted manuscripts by industry professionals;
  • query letter–writing workshop; and
  • networking opportunities.

Get full details on the event page

Applications are open until Friday, July 9, 2021 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (PDT). Successful applicants will be notified by August 2021.

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