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UQP announces 2021 writing mentorship
Posted 31.05.2021

UQP announces 2021 writing mentorship

The University of Queensland Press and the university’s School of Communications and Arts will this year again team-up to offer a mentorship to foster student writing and potentially identify works for publication.

After a successful inaugural mentorship in 2020, the annual UQP Writing Mentorship will be open to postgraduate writing students at The University of Queensland, with the successful applicant receiving a written manuscript appraisal from a UQP editor as well as one-on-one mentoring.

Writing students will benefit from UQP’s industry expertise as they work to complete or polish a manuscript.

The first mentorship was awarded to Masters of Writing, Editing and Publishing graduate Martine Kropkowski for her literary thriller, This Wretched Self. Martine has worked with UQP publisher Aviva Tuffield to further develop the manuscript.

Applications for the 2021 mentorship open on 13 July to:

  • all current UQ postgraduate students enrolled in the Writing, Editing and Publishing program, or those who graduated in 2020.
  • all current UQ students undertaking a MPhil or PhD in Creative Writing.

Applicants will need to submit at least 10,000 words from a partial or complete manuscript in any category consistent with UQP’s publishing list. Close of entries is 27 August 2021.

The successful applicant will be announced in November 2021.

Media inquiries: Louise Cornegé on louisec@uqp.uq.edu.au or 07 3346 7932

Entry inquiries: Richard Newsome r.newsome@uq.edu.au