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Emerging Writers Mentorship ASA


I am so excited to announce I have been selected for a mentorship to work on one of my picture book manuscripts.

Thirteen talented writers have been selected as mentorship recipients under the ASA’s Emerging Writers’ and Illustrators’ Mentorship Program.

Congratulations to all other recipients. May we all have the best year ever!

“Applications were addressed on literary merit, with reference to their genres.

Winners 2015-16 | Australian Society of Authors

The twelve writers awarded Copyright Agency supported mentorships are:

Elizabeth Bryer (Literary non-fiction) Steve Fraser (Fiction) Denise Cummins (Fiction) Dr June Perkins (Children’s) Alison Quigley (Fiction) Nadine Craneburgh (Young adult) Scott Williamson (Young adult) Claire Roberts (Poetry) Siang Lu (Fiction) Jake Goetz (Poetry) Amber Moffat (Picture book/text only) Frances Olive (Children’s)

The children’s writer awarded The Edel Wignell Mentorship is:

Marian McGuinness

The five highly commended applicants are:

Vanessa Fairbrother (Young adult) Orsolya Parkanyi (Non-fiction) Patrick Thwaites (Young adult) Rowena Sierant (Fiction) Melissa Manning (Fiction)

The feedback on my section was :

“The successful picture book manuscripts clearly stood out for their dynamic characters, innovative genre-bending concepts, and/or their lyrical use of language. “

To read more head to ASA Mentorship Winners 2015-16

#mentorship #writing #picturebooks

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