The Speculative Literature Foundation is launching a pilot mentorship program for beginning writers. These writers will be able to gather valuable advice from more experienced writers regarding the craft and business of writing.


Each mentor will receive five mentees. The mentors will offer advice and answer craft/business questions (both from a SLF facilitator and from the writers themselves). Please note: this is not a workshop, and mentors will not read or comment on individual writing from their mentees.

Applicants may indicate a preference for a particular mentor, but we cannot guarantee that you will be matched with that mentor. Once matched, you will be added to a mailing list with your mentor and the other mentees in your group. Conversations on that mailing list are to be kept private and confidential. At the end of the program, participants are required to write a one-page evaluation of the program, and a brief evaluation of their mentor.

Mentors: Spring 2006 Pilot Program, Mar 15 - June 15

Jay Lake:
Beth Adele Long:
Jennifer Pelland:

How to Apply

Send a one-page bio and personal statement as an attached Word .doc file to This will serve as your introduction to your mentor and the group, if you are selected for the program. Indicate if you have a preference for a particular mentor. There is no fee for application or participation in the program. Applications are due by Wednesday, March 8, 2006.

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