Mentoring opportunities for writers in Dumfries & Galloway


Are you a writer living in Dumfries & Galloway looking to develop your work with the help of professional advice and support? Applications are invited for a new mentoring scheme in spring of 2016, run by Wigtown Festival Company.


Applicants will be expected to be able to demonstrate commitment to writing and examples of work, published or unpublished, on which they can work with their mentor. (For example, three to four chapters of a novel, or several short stories/poems; or a strong synopsis, character outlines and first chapter). 


Mentoring will be provided by professional writers, selected according to the needs of the person mentored.


Applications from people of all ages will be considered and it is intended to select at least one young person (14-26) as part of the scheme. Reasonable travel expenses will be paid. 


To apply, please send the following details to


* 1000-word sample of your writing (or equivalent for poets).


* 500-word statement, specifying why you would benefit from free mentoring and detailing experience to date.


* Full contact details and any other supporting, relevant information


Closing date 5pm 19 February 2016. 


Supported by Creative Scotland