Hachette Mentoring Program for Regional Writers
Proudly presented by Hachette Australia in partnership with writingWA
Hachette Mentoring Program exceeds expectations in Western Australia.
writingWA is thrilled to announce that the Hachette Mentoring Program for Regional WA Writers - the result of a partnership between writingWA and Hachette Australia - has produced outcomes for three emerging WA writers. Following a rigorous assessment process, we are pleased to congratulate Suzanne Little of Margaret River and Meryl Broughton of Albany who have both been selected for mentoring. Additionally, Helen Osler of Karratha has been advised that her manuscript is currently being considered by Hachette for publication.
Ms Hamley said, ‘The submissions for this mentorship revealed a diverse range of stories, both fiction and non-fiction, and a lot of talent. I am excited to work with these wonderful WA writers.’
The Hachette Mentoring Program was established to provide aspiring writers currently resident in regional WA with the opportunity to be mentored by Hachette’s Non-Fiction publisher, Sophie Hamley. The opportunity was offered to writers of fiction, young adult fiction, and non-fiction.
Given that the program sought to identify a single writer for mentoring from eighteen submissions received, these results are a remarkable confirmation that Western Australia is teeming with literary talent and potential.
writingWA CEO Sharon Flindell said, “Many of Western Australia’s most prominent writers were born and raised in regional WA. The results of the Hachette Mentoring Program, particularly in the program’s inaugural year, are proof that regional WA continues to produce new writers of exceptional calibre. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Hachette Australia in future years and to ensuring this talent is supported to flourish.”