for Applications from Quebec English-language Writers
November 20, 2017
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
To Apply for a Mentor
of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays and young adult fiction or
non-fiction are invited to apply to be mentored by an established author over a
period of four months (approximately February 1, 2018-May 31, 2018). You should
also be available for a public reading in the first half of June. There is a $20 USD* non-refundable submission fee.
To apply for the
mentorship program, prepare the document described below. Please be prepared to pay the submission fee by credit card or PayPal.
Your application must include the following two components combined into a single WORD document
that does NOT have your name or other
identifying material anywhere in it (don’t worry—we will receive your name and
1. a one-page
pitch telling which genre you are applying in, where you are in your
development as a writer, and how your writing will benefit from a mentor’s
add genre selection menu to the submission form: fiction, nonfiction, poetry,
screenwriting, playwriting, young adult.]
eight- to ten-page sample, double-spaced if prose, from the project you wish to
work on. No more than ten pages will be forwarded to the jury. Do not put your
name on this document.
If for some reason you cannot submit online, you may mail a copy of the
document described above, along with your contact information on a separate
sheet, and a $35 CAD cheque made out to “QWF” to:
Quebec Writers’ Federation
1200 Atwater Ave., Suite 3
Westmount, QC H3Z 1X4
All hard copy submissions MUST BE IN THE QWF OFFICE by 5:00 pm on Monday, November 20, 2017.
All applicants will be notified
of the jury’s decision by the second week of January 2018.
The Quebec Writers’ Federation gratefully acknowledges the assistance of:
For more information:
Telephone: (514) 933-0878 ● firstname.lastname@example.org
*Our online submissions software is US-based.