All mentees must be neurodivergent or disabled and over the age of 18.
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). *Here is the list of mentors.*
If able, please attach documents as PDF (if applying to Carey Link, please do .doc or .docx files) and send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions should be sent to us via email, in blog comments, or on Twitter @HandUnPen
As always, disabled/neurodivergent writers with multiple marginalizations are especially encouraged to apply.
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?