Mentor scheme for poets from under-represented communities

Are you a BAME, Disabled or Deaf, Low-income or LGBTQI+ poet who lives, works or studies in the West Midlands region?

The Dynamo mentoring scheme is open for applications. First launched in 2016, it offers the successful writers feedback on their poems, advice on the next steps with their writing career and guidance on publishing.

The Dynamo mentoring scheme will provide free of charge one-to-one mentoring with experienced poet and editor at Nine Arches Press, Jane Commane. The scheme is being targeted at communities who are currently under-represented in poetry publishing and in contemporary poetry in general – for example; disabled, low-income, BAME and LGBTQI+ poets. This is a pilot scheme, offered in partnership with Writing West Midlands, for poets living, working or studying in the West Midlands.

The first mentoring session will involve an editorial assessment of up to four poems, plus discussion about routes open to new and emerging poets, advice on publishing and a chance to discuss next steps in creative development of poetry and building a track-record of publication and profile. A second mentoring session is offered by telephone to maintain support at the six-month stage to each mentee.


Tuesday 25 September at 5pm.

You will receive a response by Wednesday 17 October on the outcome of your submission.

Published on:
6 Sep 2018


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