American poet Sandra Beasley is the 2019 John Montague International Poetry Fellow. The fellowship is very kindly funded by University College Cork and an initiative of the Munster Literature Centre. There is the opportunity for two Cork poets to be mentored by Ms. Beasley between February and April of this year. Each poet will benefit from a weekly two-hour contact session with Ms Beasley over eight weeks.
To qualify you must be a poet resident in Cork City or resident in County Cork and engaging with the literary community of the city. You must have had at least four poems published in reputable literary journals. The mentorship is also open to authors with no more than one full-length collection already published who believe they can benefit from this opportunity.
Applicants should submit a single Word document divided into the following subheadings:
1) a letter outlining where you are currently with your writing and how you hope to benefit from a mentorship with Ms Beasley. (maximum 500 words)
2) your literary resume (listing your publications/workshops attended/prizes/public readings etc.)
3) sample/samples of your own writing not exceeding five poems in total.
Ms Beasley will choose the successful mentees from all valid applications received.
Deadline for applications is January 13th 2019.
Successful candidates will need to pay a deposit of €100, refundable upon completion of the mentorship and the submission of a written report of 300 words.