The Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program

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The free, online Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program for high school writers closed for applications on 15 April 2020. Information below.

Now in its seventh year, The Adroit Journal’s Summer Mentorship Program is an entirely free and online program that pairs experienced writers with high school and secondary students (students in grades 9-12) interested in learning more about the creative writing processes of drafting, redrafting and editing. The 2019 program will cater to the literary genres of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The aim of the mentorship program is not formalized instruction, but rather an individualized, flexible, and often informal correspondence. Poetry mentorship students will share weekly work with mentors and peers, while prose mentorship students will share biweekly work with mentors and peers.

The program is an opportunity for young writers to receive 1:1 mentorship from June-August. Interested students can see this year’s mentorship information booklet here, and begin their online application here. Graduating seniors (in UK Year 13) are encouraged to apply, as are students currently in Years 10-12 (aka American grades 9-11).

Many of the program’s alumni include Young Poets Networkers and Foyle Young Poets – and The Adroit Journal is founded by Foyle Young Poet Peter LaBerge, who welcomes all applications from keen young poets.