QWF 2018 Mentorship Program Call for Applications from Quebec English-language Writers
DEADLINE: November 20, 2017
The QWF Mentorship program is designed to help promising emerging writers make the transition to the next stage of their careers. Over a period of four months, mentors are expected to devote 35 to 40 hours to reading and responding to their protégé’s work and giving guidance towards the goal of publication or production. Protégés are expected to commit a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per month to the program. Remuneration for mentors is $1500. The only cost to protégés is a $20 USD* non-refundable application fee.
This program is intended for Quebec residents who do not have other resources at hand for professional mentorship. As such, students currently in writing programs and authors working with a professional editor/publisher are not eligible for this program. Nor are those who have already had a QWF mentorship. All participants must be QWF members in good standing as of February 1, 2018.
Both mentors and protégés will be selected by an independent jury. There is no guarantee that all genres will be included in the final pairings. Depending on geographical location, some of the Quebec mentorships may also be conducted primarily by email, Skype and telephone.
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* Our online submissions software is US-based.
For more information:
Telephone: (514) 933-0878
Writers in the Community, which the QWF runs in collaboration with the Centre for Literacy of Quebec, brings the literary arts to young people who are left out of the artistic mainstream. Past and present partners include Mountainview High School, Dawson Alternative School, Vanguard Intercultural School, Elizabeth House, Ste Rose, BUMP, Val d’Or Community Learning Centre, O3 Les maisons transitionelles, Batshaw Youth and Family Services, LEARN Community Learning Centre Initiative, NDG Community Council, Jeunesse 2000, Head & Hands, Leave Out Violence, Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre, the Jewish General Hospital, and VOYCE (Voices Of Youth in Care).
Click on the image above to see the Writers in the Community web page, where you'll find a music video, audio tracks, and poems created by participants in the Writers in the Community Program.
Writers in SchoolsThe Culture in the Schools program gives students and teachers the opportunity to meet a professional writer in the classroom to exchange ideas about writing, language and literature, or various aspects of the writing profession. They may also participate in writing workshops.
The program is intended for students of Quebec public and private educational institutions in the French-language and English-language sectors, at the pre-school, primary and secondary levels. For a complete repertoire of writers eligible to participate in the program, see the program web site.
Any questions about the Writers in Schools program should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writers in CEGEPs
The Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois administers the program, aided by The Quebec Writers' Federation. They may be reached at 514-849-8540 or by email, at email@example.com.
CEGEP professors interested in inviting a writer to their classroom can see a list of eligible writers with descriptions of their work and the activities they propose here.
You can find links to more detailed information about the program, including a form to request funding for a writer visit, in the right margin of this page.
For those who want to be added to the list of eligible writers for the 2018-2019 academic year, the next call for applications will be posted in the spring of 2018.