Are you a surfacing Sappho? A rising Rimbaud? A waking Whitman? Or do you feel like a single blade of grass in the enormous field of literature?
Fresh on the queer Canadian literary scene, the folks behind Plenitude Magazine have created the Emerging Writer Mentorship Awards for writers with unfinished work. This fall the award focuses on poets.
This year’s mentorship is with author Arleen Paré, whose recent work includes Leaving Now, a fairy-tale story of a mother leaving her husband for a woman. Up to three months of mentorship are included, with two rounds of manuscript evaluation and a phone meeting with Paré.
Submissions for the award will also be considered for the next issue of Plenitude; the deadline for applications is Nov 15. For more information, check out Plenitude’s website.
Being an emerging writer can be overwhelming, but as one of the great poets of the 19th century wrote, “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.”