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BIPOC Writers Connect: Facilitating Mentorship, Creating Community is open to Black, Indigenous, and racialized writers who have a minimum of one published piece of writing (e.g., an article or short story in an online newspaper, school paper, or magazine), and who currently have a work-in-progress (fiction, nonfiction, or poetry) to submit for manuscript evaluation. Writers who have one or more full-length published book (traditional or self-published) or contract offer, and staff of The Writers' Union of Canada or the League of Canadian Poets are not eligible to apply. 

This digital one-day event includes:

  • one-on-one time for feedback with a professional writer who has reviewed your work in advance;
  • panel discussions with literary industry professionals;
  • a behind-the-scenes look at manuscript selection as panelists offer feedback on the first pages of anonymously submitted manuscripts;
  • workshop on writing query letters; and
  • networking opportunities.

Get full details on the event page.

Applications are open until Friday, July 8, 2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (PDT). Successful applicants will be notified by September 2022.

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