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Book Links QLD Inc

Book Links Mentorship 2023

The Book Links Mentorship is open to all member of Book Links residing in Australia.
Applicants are invited to submit a synopsis and the first two chapters or first 6000 words of a work of fiction for junior fiction, middle-grade or YA readers, or two picture book manuscripts.

2023 Entry information

The mentorship will provide the winner with the opportunity to develop their early draft manuscript to a publishable standard with a professional mentor. Applications are assessed on literary and artistic merit and developmental potential.

  • The mentorship is valued at $1000.
  • The mentor is Dr. Robyn Sheahan-Bright.


  • You must have a completed manuscript which is not under consideration by any publishers.
  • Open to current financial members of Book Links Qld Inc.  If you are not a member and would like to join,  click here.
  • Writers are eligible to apply who have not yet published in book form, or who have published no more than two manuscripts via traditional publication (does not include indie-published).
  • We also accept applications from those who may have books published in one genre e.g. picture books, but now wish to publish junior fiction, middle grade or YA and feel a mentorship would support this change in direction.

Applications must be received by 11pm, 3 September

More information on how to apply.
1942 Amsterdam Ave NY (212) 862-3680

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