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2019 Mentorship

The Book Links Mentorship 2019

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 either junior or YA readers, or two picture book manuscripts.

In 2019 Book Links offered for the first time a mentorship to Book Links members.

The Mentorship was won by Debbie Kahl with her story ‘Gaijin Girl’.

At the opening of StoryArts Brisbane Conference, Robyn Sheahan-Bright, mentor, congratulated the shortlisted entrants and commented that writers were to be congratulated for entering and producing such a high standard.

The shortlisted entries were:

  • Joanna Barrett (Nom de Plume: Joanna Talber) The Siege of Loechen Castle
  • Robyn Emerson (writing as Robyn Bornhorst) Time Squad
  • Jacqui Halpin Black Jack Turner and the Stockman’s Ghost
  • Debbie Kahl Gaijin Girl

Response from the winner.

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