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Inaugural UQP mentorship recipient is Martine Kropkowski
Posted 16.11.2020

Inaugural UQP mentorship recipient is Martine Kropkowski

UQP and the University of Queensland's School of Communications and Arts are pleased to announce that Martine Kropkoswki is the inaugural recipient of the UQP Writing Mentorship.

The UQP Writing Mentorship was established to share knowledge, nurture creativity and develop culturally important stories, and is open to current students and recent graduates of UQ postgraduate writing programs.

Martine Kropkowski will receive editorial support and advice from UQP Publisher Aviva Tuffield to develop her literary thriller, This Wretched Self.

This Wretched Self explores the tendency of people to project representations of monsters on others that ultimately reflect their inner-conflict and shortcomings. This work is set in a regional Australian town and has classic gothic overtones.

Martine says, 'I'm thrilled to receive this mentorship and really excited about continuing my project under the guidance of an industry professional. To draw on Aviva's experience and insights as I develop the project will be an immense help in what's usually such a solitary process. I'm incredibly grateful for this opportunity.'

Martine Kropkoswki graduated with a Masters of Writing, Editing and Publishing from UQ in July 2019.

Applications for the 2021 mentorship will open in mid 2021.