Application form

You can either print this page to post with your manuscript, or send it separately using the ‘submit’ button below. Please do not send manuscripts via email.

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The fee of £3300 is payable on acceptance to the scheme, on signature of a contract between Mentor and new writer. Please note: some mentors charge VAT at 20%. We will acknowledge received work via email. We cannot take responsibility for work lost in the post – never send the only copy of your work.   Work will not be returned. Gold Dust has limited place numbers and we regret that not all those wishing to apply to the scheme will find a place. The judges’ decisions will be final and no correspondence entered into. Only those wishing to write fiction and/or life-writing (autobiography, biography, memoirs) are eligible to apply.   Your work will be treated in the strictest confidence. The copyright of your work is automatically yours and remains yours at all times. Mentors will be chosen according to availability, location and compatibility with work submitted. In the event of the relationship breaking down Gold Dust will negotiate to find a solution.  However, fees are non returnable.

PLEASE SEND BY POST UP TO THREE CHAPTERS OF THE WORK IN PROGRESS and a fee for twenty pounds (cheques payable to Gold Dust Mentoring Scheme) to the following address:

PO Box 247

Do not send the work via email. Sorry, but work sent via email will not be acknowledged.  We regret that work will not be returned.  Thank you and good luck!