The Gold Dust Polish: an opportunity for a talented writer to win two hours of free mentoring from one of the award-winning Gold Dust mentors. (This is a gift from a delighted Gold Dust graduate who wishes to remain nameless but to share this opportunity with another new writer).
How to Apply: Please use the firstname.lastname@example.org email and put ‘Gold Dust Polish’ in the subject line. Please send as a word attachment up to five thousand words of your work in progress and a brief outline in your email of why you would like this opportunity.
What is the offer? One of our mentors – to be discussed with you, an award-winning acclaimed writer from our first class team which includes Jill Dawson, Louise Doughty and Andrew Miller – will read your work in advance for an hour and meet with you to offer feedback, general professional guidance or advice on publishing and agents. There will be no cost to you for this. The mentor will be chosen according to who is available, and suitability for the writing you submit. You can take up the mentoring in person in London or Cambridge, or via Skype if you prefer, at your convenience.
Closing date for this offer is May 30th 2018.
Furthermore: If, after your two hours of free mentoring, you go on to apply to Gold Dust and are offered a place, a further one-time only deduction of 10% to the fee (usually £3300) will be offered.