Deadline: 15 January 2016
Word Factory is accepting applications for our 2016 apprentice scheme. They have places for four writers and will, this year, seek at least one applicant from the north of England and one from a BAME background. Applicants must be over 18, serious about developing their short story writing and passionate about working with the Word Factory team.
- Have one-on-one mentorship with one of our four leading authors: Ailsa Cox, Jacob Ross, Paul McVeigh and Vanessa Gebbie
- Be invited to read with your mentor at a Word Factory event. The film of that event will be available to you.
- Be offered additional support from Conville and Walsh literary agent Carrie Kania. Receive vouchers from Waterstones.
- Be invited to attend our salons for free and a selection of masterclasses. Have access to the brilliant Word Factory team.
- Be promoted by us on our website and on social media. In exchange, we expect your dedication to your craft and to the ethos of the Word Factory.
We are an organisation founded on a passion for excellence in short fiction. We are looking for writers who will contribute their time in helping us run and promote events, work with us online and offer their skills to the team. Previous apprentices – Rebecca Swirsky, Holly Dawson, Uschi Gatward and Kerstin Twatchmann – have been published in a wide variety of journals including The Best British Short Stories annual anthology (Salt) and have won numerous prizes and continue to work with the Word Factory.