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Our nine-month fully funded mentoring programme for under-represented writers provides expert tuition and guidance from published authors and agents


We’re delighted to offer a nine-month mentoring programme for under-represented writers, fully funded by the Curtis Brown Group and Curtis Brown’s literary agents. The programme provides in-depth one-to-one tuition and feedback from published authors to help talented writers progress their long-form writing projects (see below for details). And each mentee also gets a one-to-one meeting with an agent, who will read the opening of their work-in-progress plus a one-page synopsis.

In 2021, mentoring will begin in February, May and October, with different eligibility criteria each time (see below). Each time, five mentees will be selected from applicants by the Curtis Brown Creative team, based on the quality of their writing and of the central idea driving their writing project. If you’re not chosen as one of the five mentees, don’t be discouraged – we offer lots of writing opportunities.