Writing in the Margins

Helping Underrepresented Stories FInd Their Place

The Writing in the Margins Mentor Program pairs an emerging author from a marginalized social group with an experienced editor or traditionally published author in order to work closely on preparing an unpublished manuscript to submit for publication.  All authors and editors work on a completely volunteer basis, and there is no charge to the emerging author.  Applications are open twice a year, and necessary applicant qualifications are highlighted prior to the submission period.

Applications for the Summer 2018 Mentoring Period will open April 1st and close April 15th. Applicants are strongly encouraged to polish their materials before submitting.

Materials required for the application:

  • Finished, Unpublished Fiction Manuscript (or Five Completed, Unpublished Short Fiction Pieces)

  • Query Letter

  • Statement of Intent (not to exceed 500 words). How would a mentorship help you reach your goals?


Send all of the above materials *as attachments* to wewriteinthemargins@gmail.com by April 15, 2018. Please make sure the subject is MENTORSHIP.

Improperly formatted applications will be rejected.