Update: Mentor applications will be accepted until April 7th. Hopefully, this will help our potential mentors.
We have one returning mentor for poetry. And... that's it. Applications for mentors close in ten days! (Click here for the application link.) No one else has emailed us. I'm hoping for a rush of excellent writers directly at the finish line. But, I know I can't always turn dreams into reality.
I haven't promoted the program as hard this year... maybe. Chemo is demanding and difficult. Perhaps everyone thought it was more exciting last year because it was our inaugural year.
We want to make this an annual event! To our knowledge, we're the only mentor program for disabled/neurodivergent writers. We're the only program that keeps it directly in our community. Always.
If we don't receive more applications, the program will go into hiatus this year. We don't want that to happen.
Please, if you're an established disabled/neurodivergent writer who thinks they'd make a great mentor, consider applying. It's a volunteer position but an important one. You will help foster another writer's career or project for two months. For a community that's often isolated from mainstream opportunity, this could make a huge difference to someone. You could make the difference.
(For all the links about our program, click here.)
If you have questions or need the application in another format: Comment on this post. Or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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