Diaspora Dialogues: Open Call for Diaspora Dialogues 2021 National Long Form Mentoring Program, Application Deadline October 16

We invite submissions from emerging writers who currently have a full or near-full draft of an original full-length novel or collection of poems or short stories. Complete or near complete means that the writer has up to 85,000 words or 300 double-spaced pages of prose or up to 25 poems (no more than 50 pages maximum). Submissions will consist only of excerpts from these works.

Diaspora Dialogues is committed to supporting a literature of Canada that is as diverse as the country itself. Writers are encouraged to keep this mandate in mind, but it is not essential in the submission.

Deadline: October 16, 2020. The mentorships will begin in January 2021 and run for six months. Assigned mentors are at the discretion of Diaspora Dialogues.

Please read all of the guidelines carefully before submitting.

Find out more on the program here: