Affirm Press and Varuna the National Writers House are thrilled to offer The Affirm Press Mentorship Award.

The aim of the Mentorship is to help you as a writer get your manuscript to a publishable standard and – if the process is successful – ultimately for you to have your manuscript published by Affirm Press. By its very nature a development program like this cannot come with a guarantee of publication, but Affirm Press Publishers will choose each of the manuscripts because they believe it has the potential to become a publishable work of literary value.

A pathway to publication

It’s every writer’s dream — to work in peace at a beautiful mountain retreat with a respected literary mentor, knowing that a major publisher is waiting to read the finished manuscript.

Varuna’s unique Publisher Introduction Program is one of Australia’s most dynamic literary partnerships, opening important doors for writers in a creative, collaborative process that aims to deliver finely honed manuscripts to leading publishers.