All mentees must be neurodivergent or disabled.
There is at least one mentor for teens under the age of 18. But, only people 18 and over can pitch most mentors.
Mentees may not have an agent, published full-length books, or advanced degrees. *Self-published books might be different.*
A writing sample (of the project or genre you want mentoring in) must be included with the application. *Up to ten pages of double-spaced prose or five poems.*
Applicants will be allowed to pitch two mentors. Your sample and application will be forwarded to who you choose (if you make it beyond the first round).
If able, please attach documents as PDF to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions should be sent to us via email, in blog comments, or on Twitter @HandUnPen
Any degrees or publication credits?
What is your disability/neurodivergence? Can our mentors know?
Describe what you want mentoring in (submitting poems, fantasy novel editing, etc.)
What are you most hoping for in a mentor besides competence and help? Do you want a cheerleader, someone who imposes strict deadlines, something else?
Which mentor(s) would you like to pitch?
Why choose this program over a different method of help, mentorship, research, etc.?
What are your preferred methods of correspondence? Email? Skype? Facebook? Phone calls?
Is there anything else you'd like your potential mentor to know?