"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." —Maya Angelou
It's been a long while since I entered the blogosphere. I have contemplated bringing this nearly seven-year-old project to a close and instead focus solely on revising and submitting my own writing. Yet I'm not quiet ready to call it quits on paper-pencil-pen. This weekend I'm resetting my intention and personal writing goals, starting with an application for a Writers in Residence program at Hedgebrook.
If you're looking for a way to jumpstart your writing process, keep up the momentum, or take a literary project to the next level, consider applying for a residency or one of the following mentorships:
AWP's mentorship program, Writer to Writer, matches emerging writers and published authors for a three-month series of modules on topics such as craft, revision, publishing, and the writing life. Fall 2016 session begins in September, concluding mid-December. There is no charge to apply, and there is no fee for this program. Apply August 1-12, 2016.
The Emerging Voices Fellowship is a literary mentorship that aims to provide new writers who are isolated from the literary establishment with the tools, skills, and knowledge they need to launch a professional writing career. Mentees receive seven months of guidance from a professional mentor and written notes on their current writing project. Emerging Voices Mentors are carefully chosen from PEN Center USA’s membership and from professional writers based in Los Angeles. The Mentor-Fellow relationship is expected to challenge the fellow's work and compel significant creative progress. Over the course of the fellowship, Emerging Voices Fellows and Mentors should meet three times in person, and be in contact at least once a month. The deadline for the 2017 application is August 1, 2016.