Applications for the 2023 KYD Mentors Program have been extended and now close at 11.59pm (AEDT) on Sunday 16 October 2022.

The KYD Mentors Program is a comprehensive and structured editorial mentorship program designed to support early-career writers in the development of a long-form work of fiction or non-fiction. Writers across Australia could apply to work with the mentor of their choice over a five-month period.

The current mentors are:

A mentorship consists of close reading and reporting on your work in progress (10–12,000 words at a time, totalling up to 60,000 words), along with five consultations in-person, over the phone or on Zoom over the five-month period.

Our mentors are experienced, award-winning writers, editors and teachers, with valuable insights into both the publishing industry and the creative regime required to craft a long-form manuscript.

Applications close at midnight (AEDT) on 16 October 2022.

Find more information about the program and the 2023 mentors here.