2022 Mentoring Programme for Fingal Writers in partnership with the Irish Writers Centre

The Irish Writers Centre National Mentoring Programme 2022 is open for applications. There are 4 literature mentorships available for Fingal Writers.

The deadline for applications is Monday 2nd of May at 5pm. 

The Irish Writers Centre is taking on the stewardship of the National Mentoring Programme for literature after five successful years under Words Ireland management. The seven literature organisations in the Words Ireland collective agreed the Irish Writers Centre was best suited to develop this initiative into the future. 

The opportunity is available to writers of:

  • Literary fiction
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Children’s / YA fiction
  • Poetry

Each mentorship consists of four meetings with an experienced writer over a period of approximately 6–8 months. The mentor will read your work in advance of each meeting and will give feedback and advice at each meeting. They may also provide professional information and advice. Selected mentees get to choose the writer they work with from the programme's growing panel of experienced, professional writers (based on availability).

This opportunity is specifically for:

Emerging writers who can demonstrate a commitment to writing e.g., creative writing training or courses undertaken, journal publications, awards or notable mentions, or other recognisable achievements.

Writers who have published one or two books and who feel they could benefit from further professional guidance and feedback on their work-in-progress.

Writers with 3+ book publications who have begun writing in a form in which they have yet to publish a book.

For further details and to apply please click the link below. 


Please see video link below to an information session on the National Mentoring Programme