NZSA Mentor Programme 2022 – open for applications

For Writers! Apply now to be mentored by an established writer, poet or playwright.

The NZSA Mentor Programme accepts applications for the 2022 programme from 1 Dec 2021 to 1 Feb 2022.

The NZ Society of Authors Mentor programme 2022 seeks applications from writers looking for professional development, a safe space to discuss their work, intellectual community, role models, accountability and substantive feedback. The NZSA Mentor Programme is designed to give beginning or emerging writers who demonstrate potential and commitment the opportunity to work closely with an experienced writer as their mentor in order to hone their writing skills and, in the process, take a piece of work from the early stages to a polished manuscript with potential for publication. The writers and creators who gained mentorships in 2021 polished and refined their skills under the mentorship of these talented professionals: Catherine Chidgey, Geoff Walker, Paddy Richardson, Alison Wong, David Eggleton, Pip Adam, Kiri Piahana-Wong, Vivienne Plumb, Tracey Slaughter, Caroline Lark, Majella Cullinane, Tina Shaw and Cilla McQueen.

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This programme is made possible thanks to support from Creative New Zealand. This year, as part of our commitment to diversity we have again tagged 3 mentorships for emerging writers identifying as Maori, Pasifika, and Asian. More